Prosecutors Want to Keep to Keep Autopsies Secret in Murders of Shan’ann Watts and Her Daughters

Citing the “critical” nature of the the information contained within them, Colorado prosecutors moved this week to withhold the autopsies conducted in the triple homicide of Shan’ann Watts and her two young daughters, PEOPLE confirms.

The slayings, allegedly at the hands of Chris Watts, Shan’ann’s husband of nearly six years, attracted almost instant national attention — but the precise nature of the killings has remain unconfirmed.

In a motion filed Monday, prosecutors noted much the same in asking the judge to keep the autopsies from public view until Chris’ trial.

“The observations and findings contained in the coroner’s autopsy report will be critical evidence at trial,” prosecutors argued. “The disclosure of this information to the public prior to trial could result in tainting witnesses that have not yet been interviewed and impacting future jurors.”

In a brief response on Friday, Chris’ defense said that it has yet to receive copies of the autopsies and so was unable to take a position on whether they should be made secret.

“Failure to turn over this evidence violates due process of law, undermines the fundamental fairness of the proceedings, makes counsel’s effective assistance impossible, and continues to put Mr. Watts on unequal footing with the government,” his attorney contended.

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Previous defense filings in the case have suggested the Watts children, 3-year-old Celeste and 4-year-old Bella, may have been strangled.

According to Chris’ arrest affidavit, he allegedly confessed to police that he had strangled Shan’ann, then 15 weeks pregnant with their son, but only after witnessing her strangle Celeste, with Bella lying lifeless nearby.

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Chris was arrested late on Aug. 15 and subsequently charged with first-degree murder in all three deaths, among other crimes. His wife and daughters were reported missing on Aug. 13, not long after Shan’ann returned from a work trip in Arizona.

A day after Chris was taken into custody, authorities announced they had discovered the bodies of Shan’ann, Bella and Celeste at an oil site owned by Chris’ former employer. (He was fired on Aug. 15.)

The autopsies are not the only disputed issue in the case as it winds its way toward a trial.

Prosecutors have recently moved the judge to compel Chris to give up copies of his fingerprints, impressions of his feet and a DNA swab in order to assist in their testing of collected evidence.

His defense has objected, describing the request as overly vague and lacking established probable cause.

The judge has yet to rule on either issue.

Chris remains behind bars and has not entered a plea. His public defender is barred from discussing the case.


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Justin Bieber, Hailey BaldwinJustin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin recently spent time enjoying some R&R on Italy’s Amalfi Coast.
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Will a Larger Adidas Yeezy Boost Release Hurt the Brand?

Kanye West always wanted this.
Not having royalties and not being able to produce more sneakers were the main reasons he left Nike. And upon signing his deal with Adidas, which started in 2013, he made it clear that he wanted more people to have access to his sneakers. Today he’s making good on that promise with the release of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in an all-white colorway that retails for $ 220. Customers will only be able to purchase the sneakers directly through adidas.com and the Yeezy Supply web site. They are reportedly releasing 1 million pairs of shoes.
West’s influence, along with scarcity, is what has bolstered the Yeezy footwear line. But what happens when a Yeezy Boost style becomes even more ubiquitous? Will it have the same trajectory as the Jordan brand, which lost market share and cache due to overproduction. WWD spoke with people in the sneaker industry to see if the release will hurt or help the brand.
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Nicolas Ghesquière and Grace Coddington to Speak With Alina Cho at the Met

THEY MET IN FASHION: Two of the fashion world’s more elusive personalities — Nicolas Ghesquière and Grace Coddington — will sit down for a conversation with Alina Cho at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Oct. 22.
Ghesquière, artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s women’s collections, and Grace Coddington, former creative director for Vogue, have a lot of common ground in and out of fashion. They will speak about their recent collaboration for Louis Vuitton, their love of animals and future plans. One shared commitment is their chat on “Face to Grace,” Coddington’s new Made to Measure series.
In next month’s installment of “The Atelier With Alina Cho,” the pair will have a good deal to discuss, given their contributions to the fashion industry. Their creativity and stewardship has led to an understanding of fashion as art — a topic that will no doubt be a hit with guests in the audience.
In May, Ghesquière renewed his contract with the LVMH Moët Hennessy-owned Louis Vuitton. The designer first took on the role in 2013, following in the footsteps of Marc Jacobs. With Ghesquière’s creative input, the world’s biggest luxury brand reported “unprecedented” growth in ready-to-wear and leather goods in a statement last spring. His

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Raquel Allegra RTW Spring 2019

Raquel Allegra describes her hometown of Los Angeles as the land of “eternal spring” so it’s no wonder that it’s her favorite season to design. After being in business for 12 years, Allegra knows her customer well, but never ceases to learn new ways to make the experience better for both buyers and consumers.
“For spring 2019, I was super focused on making one big story so that the first and second deliveries merchandised together. It’s hard for buyers sitting there to order from two different collections, so I wanted to make it easier for them, which was also a fun challenge for me,” she said.
The prolific designer, who sometimes has difficulty trying to focus her collection — having lots of ideas is never a bad thing for a designer, but editing can be a challenge — started with a rainbow tie-dye, then removed the orange and green to focus on a golden yellow, pale lilac and azure blue.
Her best pieces were the log satin and chiffon-satin dresses that were hand-dyed from both ends, so the top and bottom featured saturated colors that gracefully faded and met in the middle.
Allegra’s woven print stories — a medium she’s only recently begun to

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Luke Evans Attend Versace Show

PLAN B: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is busy building her profile online in a big way.
“I’ve just launched my social media platform, a beauty-content platform online called Rosie Inc.,” said the British actress and model, who was seated front row at Versace on Friday night. “It’s everything beauty: tutorials, shopping my favorite beauty products, the looks that I’m loving.”
Acting remains the top priority for Luke Evans, who came in Milan just to attend the show.
“I just wrapped a movie in Italy. We filmed in Milan, Lake Como, Portofino with Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler,” he said of the Netflix production “Murder Mystery.” “I’ll start another movie in two weeks in Montreal about World War II. So from comedy to war!”

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James Brown’s Daughter Venisha Dies at 53 Following Complications from Pneumonia: ‘My Heart Is Broken’

Venisha Brown, daughter of soul singers James Brown and Yvonne Fair, died Wednesday. She was 53.

Brown died after suffering complications with pneumonia at August University Health Medical Center in Georgia. Like her father, she was also a songwriter and musician and played a role in the foundation named after him.

The James Brown Foundation confirmed her death in a release, stating that Brown “will always be remembered as one of the few who fully embodied the dance moves of her father.”

Yamma Brown, also daughter of the “Godfather of Soul,” paid tribute to her half-sister on Instagram with a photo of the two.


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My beautiful big sis Venisha has received her angels wings…my heart is broken but I am comforted by the peace you now have!!! I love you sis 💔

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“My beautiful big sis Venisha has received her angels wings…” she wrote, “My heart is broken but I am comforted by the peace you now have!!!”

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The Brown Foundation asked fans of the “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” singer and his daughter to make a donation to the James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils in lieu of flowers.


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For Immediate Release: September 20, 2018 Daughter of The Late Godfather of Soul James Brown Dies! ATLANTA, GA – Venisha Brown, who is one of the daughters of the late Godfather of Soul James Brown and the late Yvonne Fair (formerly of The Chantels) has died. Venisha Brown was 53 years old. Venisha died at AU Health Medical Center in Augusta, GA on Wednesday evening. The cause of death was due to complications from pneumonia. The multi-talented songwriter and musician will always be remembered as one of the few who fully embodied the dance moves of her father. The family thanks everyone for their prayers and telephone calls. At this time we ask that you respect the privacy of the family. Funeral arrangements will be available in the upcoming days. To pay tribute to Venisha Brown, the family asks in lieu of flowers to make a one-time donation to J.A.M.P (James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils) a cause dear to Venisha’s heart. J.A.M.P. is a musical, instrumental, initiative year-round educational hub designed for the youth to discover their musical ability to “Staying on the Good Foot.” www.jamesbrownfamilyfdn.org for additional information. https://jamesbrownfamilyfdn.org/online/images/Venisha-Browns-Passing_PressRelease_9-20-2018.pdf Contact: Jeremy Cormier Phone: 404-579-0482 Foundation Phone: 803-640-2096 Email: info@jamesbrownfamilyfdn.org

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“The family thanks everyone for their prayers and telephone calls,” the foundation wrote. “At this time we ask that you respect the privacy of the family.”


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Bella Hadid Updates a Fall Sweater Trend From the ’90s Hit Jawbreaker

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Michael Kors Brings Pesaresi on Board to Helm Men’s Division

Michael Kors Holdings Limited has named Andrea Pesaresi president of Michael Kors Men’s, effective Oct. 15.
He succeeds Don Witkowski, who passed away in June, and will report to John D. Idol, chairman and chief executive officer.
Pesaresi was most recently ceo of Philippe Model, but prior to that, he spent 25 years at Ermenegildo Zegna, where his most recent role was brand director of Z Zegna and Licensing, a post that encompassed product development, brand strategy, international expansion and marketing. Pesaresi joined Philippe Model, an Italian sneaker brand, at the end of 2016.
“Andrea has been in the industry for 30 years and comes to us with extensive knowledge of the evolving luxury men’s marketplace,” Idol said. “Andrea will provide the necessary leadership to enable us to achieve our goal of developing the Michael Kors men’s wear business to $ 1 billion in revenue.”
The company declined to say how large the men’s business is today, but in the first-quarter earnings call in early August, Idol said that while men’s is “still small to the total company, it continues to grow.” He cited strength in logo sportswear “for Father’s Day gifting, particularly the Greenwich polo and our knit logo baseball jacket,” along with “refined pieces such

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Cos Broadens Reach in Mainland China With Tmall and Four New Stores

COS SPRINGS IN CHINA: Six years after Cos debuted in China, the minimalist sportswear label will be stepping up its efforts with next month’s online store launch on Alibaba’s Tmall platform.
The two-tiered effort will involve aligning with China’s largest business-to-consumer marketplace for both Chinese and international brands and retailers, and the start of the stand-alone site cosstores.cn. The H&M-owned company will also be extending its reach in mainland China with new stores.
There are currently 28 Cos stores in 17 cities and four more will be added this year. In Shanghai, a new flagship is planned for the Jing An Kerry Centre. Stores in Beijing, Xiamen and Guangzhou will also open in the coming months.
Marie Honda, managing director of Cos, described the launch online as a milestone in the company’s global expansion. Describing the Cos brand as “a fantastic addition to Tmall’s strong portfolio of fashion brands,” said Jessica Liu, president of Tmall Fashion and Luxury. “Chinese consumers are among the most savvy and style-conscious in the world, and we are very excited to introduce Cos’ timeless designs to the more than half a billion consumers on Alibaba’s platforms.”
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Fabiana Filippi RTW Spring 2019

Fabiana Filippi took its spring collection on a trip to Île Sainte-Marie, off the Madagascar coasts, and drew inspiration from the resort location’s natural tones of anthracite, turquoise and plum. The lineup emphasized natural fabrics, such as crisp linen for a range of skirts with handkerchief hems, and more technical materials including a nylon blend for Windbreakers, in case of a summer tropical storm.
A shimmering gray kimono-style blazer, cinched at the waist, was paired with a roomy asymmetrical skirt and with an overcoat for a look that exuded a sense of discreet, luxurious minimalism. In keeping with its signature aesthetic, the collection, designed by a team, provided the right wardrobe for a trip to Africa without giving up elegance and comfort.

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Top Trends From the Spring 2019 New York Trade Shows

A look at the standout trends from Coterie, Capsule, Cabana and Woman.

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Airline Hilariously Misspells Its Own Name On the Side of a Plane

Passengers awaiting takeoff at Hong Kong International Airport noticed a pretty big typo on the side of one of Cathay Pacific’s new planes on Tuesday.

The white aircraft was supposed to display the Hong-Kong-based airline’s name, but instead read “Cathay Paciic” on the side. After learning of the misspelling through a Facebook discussion board associated with the airport, Cathay Pacific, one of the world’s largest airlines, took to Twitter to apologize for the mishap, writing, “Oops this special livery won’t last long! She’s going back to the shop!”

BBC reports that the airline said it was a “genuine mistake,” but an engineer for Haeco, the airline’s sister company, told the South China Morning Post that “the spacing is too on-point for a mishap.”

“We have stencils,” she said. “There should be a blank gap in between letters if it was a real mistake, I think.”

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According to the publication, mistake or not, it will likely cost thousands of dollars to fix.

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Twitter users took the opportunity to make light of the situation, with one user responding to Cathay Pacific’s tweet saying that “no f’s were given that day” while another made a meme to suggest Cathay Pacific’s new slogan.


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Pamela Anderson Writes a Letter to Appeal to Miuccia Prada to Stop Using Fur

ACTING OUT AGAINST FUR: Animal rights activists have recruited actress Pamela Anderson to lobby Prada to go fur free.
Her support is being tagged onto an international effort against Prada Group that was started earlier this month and led by Fur Free Alliance. For what appears to be more of a personal appeal, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has enlisted Anderson. The “Baywatch” actress has penned a letter to Miuccia Prada that was sent today, according to a PETA spokeswoman.
Anderson wrote, “I have long admired your creativity — and Prada’s timeless nylon bag — but I was disappointed to learn from my friends at PETA that instead of going fur-free, Prada has chosen merely to reduce the amount of animal pelts that it sells. A ‘ gradual’ reduction is no consolation to animals who are languishing inside tiny cages on fur farms and being anally electrocuted and skinned alive for their fur right now. Please, I urge you to drop fur immediately.”
In response to this month’s global effort, Prada executives responded by noting how PETA had been informed that Prada has committed “to a gradual and concrete reduction in the marketing of these products which, to date, represent less

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No. 21 RTW Spring 2019

Maintaining separate personalities when designing two lines is never an easy feat. This season, Alessandro Dell’Acqua’s Rochas girl spilled over into his collection for No. 21. “It’s the erotic side of the bourgeoisie,” he said of his ladylike outfits with a whiff of “Belle de Jour.”
He opened with an all-black sequence of decorous staples done in glossy fabrics that gave them an off-kilter edge. Glazed chiffon lent a bin-liner sheen to a Forties-style button-up blouse, while a pencil skirt in faux patent ostrich leather shimmered like an oil slick.
A plain vest and skirt, meanwhile, were layered with a thick rhinestone chain that suggested the outline of a T-shirt, in a use of negative space with fetishistic overtones. Dell’Acqua dialed back his signature masculine tailoring, save for the boxy outerwear rendered in sculptural fabrics like a soft nude Neoprene.
“Some of them zip open to reveal a glimpse of bare back, and the shoes are very sexy,” he said backstage, pointing to the barely there sandals with transparent straps.
The designer kept embellishment to a minimum — a quartet of dresses trimmed in showy ostrich feathers, and a bugle-beaded slipdress that was a walking sparkle filter — and instead used couture-inspired volumes for

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Nary Manivong Returns to the Fashion Scene With a Direct-to-Consumer Signature Collection

TIME FOR A SECOND ACT: After a four-year hiatus, Nary Manivong is back on the scene with a direct-to-consumer signature collection.
The designer decided to hit the reset button, even leaving New York for the better part of 2014, before returning. Interestingly, Manivong said he didn’t jump at the opportunity to start his own label when Handa Fashion’s Jack Shi presented the idea. The duo have known each other professionally for 10 years, but their partnership evolved over time. Not wanting to rush back into fashion full time, the conversation played out over 18 months during which Shi offered to provide all the production services for his signature label at no cost.
Manivong now occupies a floor that serves as a factory, sample room and showroom in a West 35th Street building. His capsule collection — three dresses, a skirt and six tops — will be sold online direct-to-consumer starting Thursday. Aiming to be strategic with his growth plan, he wants to find the right retail partner initially rather than multiple ones. Retail prices will range from $ 400 to $ 900 with the higher-end of the spectrum made from Laotian textiles. The Ohio-born designer took the 19-hour flight there earlier this year to meet many relatives for the

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Grandma Breaks Into Happy Tears After Meeting Her New Dog for the First Time

Pooches have a powerful sway over one’s emotions, as Shirley Lann knows.

The 84-year-old grandmother lost her beloved dog of 14 years one month ago, reports NBC4i.com. The dog’s death was especially hard on her since Lann shared the canine with her late husband.

To Lann’s family it was obvious there was a hole in the woman’s life without a furry friend, so her loved ones decided to help her out.

After searching a local shelter, they found the perfect pup — a Lhasa Apso named Sammy.

The family surprised Lann with the new addition at a medical rehabilitation center, where Lann was staying to recover from some recent health problems.

Her grandson, Matthew McVey, captured the first meeting on camera and posted the video to Twitter.

“My grandma lost her dog that she’s had for the past 14 years about a month ago (she was extremely close with her since it was my late grandfather’s dog too) and hasn’t been the same since she passed. Today my mom surprised her with Sammy,” McVey posted along with the clip.

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In the video, Lann breaks into happy tears the moment Sammy steps into the room. Soon the fluffy pup is in her arms and Lann hugs Sammy lovingly to her chest.

McVey told Inside Edition the pair, who became fast friends, will be living together once Lann finish her recovery and moves back home.

 


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Aspinal of London Releases Spring Lineup and Giles Deacon Capsule  

DOUBLE TAKE: Aspinal of London unveiled its spring collection alongside a 25-piece capsule in collaboration with Giles Deacon, consisting of the brand’s top handbag and accessories sellers.
The Regent Street flagship came alive with Deacon’s hand-drawn illustrations, depicting the women of Aspinal seen through his eyes, and these were blown up as giant cardboard cutouts and plastered across the shop floor.
The colorful print was adorned on the brand’s mini Trunk bag, the Regent tote bag and the Micro Lottie style, while the best-selling Hepburn bag featured a single girl embossed on the front.
These Aspinal ladies consisted of an international cast, “yet still very quintessentially English,” but with a more global appeal, highlighting the brand’s overseas expansion plans in the Middle East and China.
“Giles didn’t want to reinvent the wheel in terms of product, so there are no new bag styles and he chose the ones most synonymous to the brand,” a spokeswoman said.
These handbags lined the walls of the store and were perched on display tables while scarves embellished with the print hung off display bars or sat neatly folded in drawers.
Further down into the heart of the store, the new handbag collection influenced by ballerinas was on show. The Trunk,

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Amanda Wakeley RTW Spring 2019

Amanda Wakeley journeyed deeper into North Africa with this collection of safari suits and breezy dresses with patterns inspired by vintage ocelot prints, painted tiles and tapestries. During a walk-through at her flagship and showroom on Albemarle Street, Wakeley said she’s treating the seasons as a continuum and a series of layers, with themes that develop over the months and regular drops throughout the year.
This spring outing was packed with lots of snappy tailoring, including an olive safari suit and stone-colored suede safari jacket, which Wakeley paired with a long black belt. The ocelot pattern worked its way onto lightweight kimono tops and maxiskirts, while a long, kimono-style dress had long fringes on the hem. Languid jackets and wide-leg trousers came in olive or creamy satin.
Wakeley also showed off a new collection of sunglasses, jewelry and bags made from sheared kangaroo. She has been increasingly reaching out to her consumers, with lucrative QVC appearances and trunk shows at the store. She’s also planning a six-month pop-up at Bicester Village outside London.

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Los Angeles City Council Votes to Ban the Sale of Fur by 2020

L.A. GOING FUR-FREE: Los Angeles is now the largest city in the U.S. to have approved the ban of the sale of fur by 2020.
The effort was led by City Council members Paul Koretz, Bob Blumenfield, and Mitch O’Farrell. The decision was made in an unanimous vote Tuesday by the Los Angeles City Council and is now pending the legalization by Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, according to a spokeswoman in Koretz’s office.
In a statement, Koretz said, “We are excited to bring to end a cruel and inhumane practice. LA has been a leader on humane issues and this is a great next step in that arena. We appreciate council member Bob Blumenfield and Marc Ching and his Animal Hope & Wellness organization, for their leadership on this issue. We think we’ve also been as reasonable as possible by accommodating the fur industry allowing the fur retailers to phase out their inventory. We are delighted by those in the fashion industry that are getting out in front of this including Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo, Versace, Gucci and Burburry that have made commitments to remove fur from their line of products. We hope that by being the largest City in

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Sally Field Was ‘Flattered’ Burt Reynolds Called Her the ‘Love of My Life’: He Was ‘Complicated’

Sally Field is opening up about her turbulent relationship with film icon Burt Reynolds leading up to the release of her memoir.

A part of Field’s sit-down interview with Diane Sawyer aired on Monday’s Good Morning America in which the actress revealed what her time with Reynolds — who died earlier this month at the age of 82 — was like.

“We had known each other about three days, four days at that point . It was instantaneous, and four days felt like four years,” Field said.

“You can see it in our faces. We were sort of, you know, deeply entangled,” she told Sawyer. “That nature of it wasn’t just, ‘Oh, this is a love affair.’ There was some ingredient between us having to do with my caretaking and him needing to be taken care of.”

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Reynolds and Field were together from 1977 until their breakup nearly five years later.

The actor told Vanity Fair in November 2015 that he never got over Field, calling her the “love of my life.”

“I was always flattered when he said that,” Field told Sawyer. “But he was a complicated man.”

Field is promoting her new memoir In Pieces in which she touches on the relationship she had with Reynolds.

The actress told The New York Times in an interview published last week that she was “glad” Reynolds wouldn’t be able to read her book.

This would hurt him,” Field said. “I felt glad that he wasn’t going to read it, he wasn’t going to be asked about it, and he wasn’t going to have to defend himself or lash out, which he probably would have.”

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“I did not want to hurt him any further,” she added.

On writing the book, which includes memories of their time together, the actress said she was “flooded with feelings and nostalgia” about him.

When asked about her relationship with Reynolds, Field described it to the NYT as “confusing and complicated, and not without loving and caring, but really complicated and hurtful to me.”

In Pieces is out on Sept. 18.


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Descente Athletic Collection to Break in U.S. Market

After more than eight decades making its mark in the Asian market, Descente is setting its sights on America.
The Japanese athletic brand has created a wholly owned North American subsidiary, Descente Athletic Americas Inc., that is based in Atlanta, as well as an e-commerce site that will launch today.
Although Descente has sold its Mountain ski collection in the U.S. for some time, this marks the first time its Athletic lifestyle offering will be sold in America.
Fritz Taylor, a 30-year veteran whose résumé includes Nike, Under Armour, Brooks and Mizuno, has been tapped to serve as president of Descente Athletic Americas and to introduce the collection to the U.S. market.
Taylor admitted that when he was approached by Descente to join the company, he wasn’t interested. “The market is so crowded. Do we really need another sportswear brand?” he asked. But he agreed to make the trip to the brand’s Japanese headquarters, where he was impressed by Descente’s craftsmanship and innovation. “I felt like there was something really unique there,” he said, so he agreed to join.
“The sportswear market is at an interesting time where consumers are either gravitating toward disposable fashion or fewer but higher-quality garments,” Taylor added. “Our attitude is

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Nicole Miller Tells Staff to Ditch the Plastics in the Office

NICOLE MILLER CLEANS HOUSE: In an effort to do her part to reduce plastic refuse, the New York designer has lowered the boom in-house on staffers to do a better job of recycling. She first made her case in the company’s internal newsletter about four weeks ago. By using refillable cups instead of throwaways, the 80-person company has reduced plastic trash by 100 percent in that time, Miller said.
But the designer is not new to recycling, having made various efforts through the years. Hangers and plastic bags are among the necessities that are used again and again. Filtered water was offered to the company’s 80 staffers years ago. Miller said, “I was very frustrated by the huge pile of plastic cups in the recycle bin every night. I got on everyone’s case about bringing their own coffee cups and cold drink cups. And the more I got into it the more issues there were.”
Miller has also used the newsletter to remind employees about using a refillable water bottle at the gym and having mesh bags at the ready for grocery store and other shopping. The Seventh Avenue office is eliminating plastic cups and bowls in favor of paper or glass

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David Koma RTW Spring 2019

David Koma has been obsessed with Pedro Almodóvar’s films for a very long time. “All About My Mother” was the inspiration behind his very first collection — at age 14. For this season, he rewatched “Talk To Her” and “Volver” and was moved to explore Spanish dance, specifically the dynamic flamenco, as the starting point for his spring offering.
Koma put his own, minimal, all-out sexy spin on the drama, ruffled skirts and polka dots associated with the dance, refining ruffles into structural peplums and translating dots into sheer spot mesh or shimmery plexi embellishments, which winked along the edges of shoulder seams, cutouts and hemlines.
Carmen Amaya, the late Romani flamenco dancer who would wear trousers in her performances to emphasize movement, was the inspiration behind the lineup’s terrific trousers. Also calling to mind styles worn by matadors, they were cut high on the waist, with a soft flare created by split hems.
His palette, as always, was on the noir side, freshened by white and lilac. Pieces in neon yellow or bright green looked better head-to-toe rather than paired with or trimmed in black, which made those looks seem a bit labored.
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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Returning to New York

After a two-year trip abroad — to Paris and then Shanghai — the extravaganza and hype machine that is the Victoria’s Secret fashion show is returning to New York.
In a series of posts to Instagram Monday, the brand touted: “Start spreading the news…the #VSFashionShow is back in New York City!” The posts pictured the brand’s “angels” toting their wings about town, hailing a cab, emerging from the subway and passing through Grand Central Terminal.
Together the three posts racked up 1,400 comments in just a few hours — illustrating the reach of the event, which is preparing for its 23rd outing.
For the 2016 production in Paris, the brand imported 70 tons of equipment, 18 miles of cable and 51 of the world’s top models.
Last year, the show ran into other complications in Shanghai, when visas were denied to Katy Perry, reportedly after her perceived support for Taiwan, and Gigi Hadid and others.
Having the show in New York should avoid those kinds of difficulties, but the big question for the business is whether the show can help bring some vigor back to the brand, which has been casting about for direction and looking to reverse a trend of sales declines in its stores.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Alum Eliza Dushku Reveals She Married Peter Palandjian Last Month

Eliza Dushku has tied the knot!

On Sunday, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum, 37, shared the happy news that she married Peter Palandjian in August.

Alongside news of her nuptials, the actress also shared a series of images from the pair’s romantic outdoors ceremony in Boston. In one photo, Dusku appeared to triumphantly raise her hands while the pair walked down the aisle, and in another, the couple shared a sweet kiss on the lips.

For the ceremony, Dushku wore a form-fitting, lacy white gown featuring an elegant cut out across her back.

The actress also shared a photo of Dushku and Palandjian, 54, kissing on a tandem bike at the Boston Bike Party, a monthly occurrence that was last held on Aug. 17 — one day before the pair’s nuptials.

Fittingly, she simply captioned the post, “8.18.18,” including two heart emojis.  

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Dushku announced her engagement to the businessman on Instagram in June 2017, when she shared a photo from the proposal.

“YES!! Absolutely, my love,” Dushku captioned a snap of the pair holding hands.


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Palandjian is the CEO of Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation and a former professional tennis player.

The father of four graduated from Harvard in 1987 and was a two-time captain and four-year letter winner for the Crimson and earned All-Ivy honors before turning pro.

Though Dushku has kept her relationship relatively out of the public eye, she and Palandjian shared a sweet embrace and posed on a red carpet in New York City in April, when she showed off her gorgeous engagement ring.


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From Felicity to The Americans: See Keri Russell’s Style Evolution Over the Years

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Lathi to Run Daily Operations at Tailored Brands After Ewert’s Departure

Executive board chairman Dinesh Lathi will take over the day-to-day operation of Tailored Brands when Doug Ewert retires as chief executive officer at the end of the month.
The news was revealed during the company’s second-quarter earnings call Wednesday afternoon. Lathi was not named interim ceo, as industry sources had speculated, but will continue to hold his board title while the company conducts “a comprehensive search” for a replacement.
“I am honored and excited to lead the team during the transition process,” Lathi said on the call. “The board has begun a comprehensive search for a new ceo. Our top priority is identifying the best person to lead the company. The board will move forward thoughtfully and will take the time it needs to find the right leader for Tailored Brands.”
He said that when he steps up into the operational role in a few weeks he will be “focused on working with the executive team to accelerate the pace of execution and innovation and our core growth strategies of meeting consumers’ demand for personalization by growing our custom business, strengthening our brands through transformative marketing campaigns, and enhancing our omnichannel capabilities to deliver a superior shopping experience.”
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Matchesfashion.com Creates Capsule Collection With Marine Serre

Matchesfashion.com kicked off London Fashion Week with the launch of its exclusive collection with Marine Serre at the retailer’s new Mayfair town house. The capsule collection featured a series of print leggings and matching tops, as well as dresses made by up-cycling old shirts dyed in different colorways.
“The idea behind that was to create a red carpet dress in which you feel quite comfortable,” the designer told WWD. “The dresses have pockets and a zipper in the back that is sport and surf-inspired.”

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Serre, who won the 2017 LVMH Prize in 2017, unveiled her collection with an installation she created with her friend and longtime collaborator Tanguy Poujol for Kristin Lambert Studios that occupied the ground floor of the town house. Featured were vintage sports equipment found on eBay and recycled exercise machines that give a nod to her fall collection titled “Manic Soul Machine,” which were used as a platform to showcase the collection.
“We made a hybrid version of what you want to experience in shops today because you always have these weird installations that no one understands, so we wanted to create something that I think is fun and funny, which I think it

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Fashion East RTW Spring 2019

Charlotte Knowles, Yuhan Wang and Asai’s A Sai Ta served up a combination of experimental and tongue-in-cheek designs at the Fashion East showcase, where utilitarian silhouettes, string bikinis and girly details poked fun at stereotypical female codes.
Knowles opened the show with a red corseted number that had a halter-neck bikini attachment, which laid out the foundation to her spring collection. A sea-lion printed dress, which looked like it was made out of bikinis, fitted leggings and Lycra shorts with leg ties all riffed off the two-piece swimwear. These hyper-feminine pieces were contrasted with trashy chic low-rise jeans and a fitted military jacket.
Wang’s portrait of a woman was soft, delicate yet slightly run down. Silk and printed jersey dresses were loosely bunched and gathered at the sides and these flounced gently down the runway. While these styles were dreamy, they also looked like ensembles made for women of the night. Dresses were cut out at the hip and slashed around the legs and their gloved hands fell drearily to the wayside.
Asai’s A Sai Ta took a welcome break from his usual fringed looks and introduced more tailored pieces, such as an oil slick coat and a wide utilitarian waist belt with flap

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Celebrity Pick Jenny Packham Sets Sights on Expansion in a Milestone Year

LONDON — Designer Jenny Packham is best known for her bridal gowns, red carpet sparklers and demure, printed or embellished dresses worn by the likes of the Duchess of Cambridge, but on the rocky terrain of British fashion — where so many companies struggle to survive — she’s also a member of an elite society of long-standing brands.
Her 30-year-old business, which she runs with her husband Mathew Anderson, is independent, profitable and makes its money from clothing — with the business split 50/50 between the eveningwear and bridal collections. She has a healthy wholesale business, a flagship on Mount Street here, and in July opened her first store in China at the Beijing Peninsula Hotel, a 153-square-foot space that carries her bridalwear.
Packham has always stuck to what she does best, and her clients — Emily Blunt, Kate Hudson, Rihanna, Gigi Hadid, Taylor Swift, Adele, Kate Winslet, Angelina Jolie and Kerry Washington — keep coming back for more. The Duchess of Cambridge wore a Packham dress each time she appeared outside St. Mary’s Hospital for her photo op after giving birth.
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Ariana Grande Shares Mac Miller Song Featuring the Lyrics ‘We Gotta Find a Way’

Ariana Grande is continuing to remember her ex Mac Miller.

On Saturday, one day after the 25-year-old singer penned an emotional tribute to the late rapper, she shared on her Instagram Story that she was listening to “Ladders,” one of the tracks from his most recent album, Swimming.

On the personal track, Miller raps about how no matter what surprises life has in store for you — be they good or bad — “somehow we gotta find a way/no matter how many miles it takes.”

Above the album artwork, which shows Miller sitting on the ground in a pink suit, Grande added rain cloud, heart and various bird GIFs.

Minutes later, the singer also shared that she was listening to another track from the album, “Dunno,” which many fans have speculated to be about Grande.

Perhaps referencing a line from the chorus — “let’s get lost inside the clouds” — Grande posted the photo alongside multiple moving cloud GIFs.  

RELATED: Ariana Grande Pays Tribute to Mac Miller: ‘I’m So Sorry I Couldn’t Fix or Take Your Pain Away’

During an interview with Vulture, which was published just one day before Miller’s death, he opened up about how perseverance is an underlying message in his music.

“You’re in your head and at some point you have to decide to either f— move forward and go or just stay in this space. At some point there has to be the decision to get on with it,” he remarked. “That’s probably a reflection of how my mind works maybe. At some point I’m just like, ‘Shut the f— up and go.’ There is always that moment of release and I always want that.”

RELATED VIDEO: Mac Miller Dead at 26 of Apparent Overdose

On Friday, the “No Tears Left to Cry” singer — who is engaged to Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson, 24 — opened up about how much her ex-boyfriend meant to her.

“I adored you from the day i met you when i was nineteen and i always will,” she wrote on Instagram, alongside a throwback black-and-white video of the pair laughing together.

“I can’t believe you aren’t here anymore,” she added in the emotional post. “I really can’t wrap my head around it. We talked about this. so many times. i’m so mad, i’m so sad i don’t know what to do.”

Continuing, she wrote, “you were my dearest friend. for so long. above anything else. i’m so sorry i couldn’t fix or take your pain away. i really wanted to. the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved. i hope you’re okay now. Rest.”

Grande also went on to post a photograph of a dreary grey sky on her Instagram Story.


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i adored you from the day i met you when i was nineteen and i always will. i can’t believe you aren’t here anymore. i really can’t wrap my head around it. we talked about this. so many times. i’m so mad, i’m so sad i don’t know what to do. you were my dearest friend. for so long. above anything else. i’m so sorry i couldn’t fix or take your pain away. i really wanted to. the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved. i hope you’re okay now. rest.

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Just one day after Miller’s death on Sept. 7, Grande shared a black-and-white photo of the rapper without a caption.


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Miller was pronounced dead at 11:51 a.m. at his Studio City, California, home, the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed in a statement to PEOPLE.

A cause of death is yet to be determined, but a source previously told PEOPLE the rapper had gone into cardiac arrest after appearing to suffer a drug overdose.

RELATED: French Montana Warned Mac Miller About His Drug Use as Rapper Abused Cough Syrup on Camera

On Tuesday, an insider told PEOPLE Grande is “distraught” following her ex-boyfriend’s death.

“She completely broke down after she found out about Mac,” the insider said at the time. “She can’t believe he isn’t here anymore. He was such a special person to her. She is very, very sad. … This is a nightmare for her.”

Grande and Miller — who collaborated on tracks “The Way” and “My Favorite Part” — took their romance public in September 2016. After dating for two years, the pair split in late April.

If you or someone you know is in need of help, please contact the SAMHSA substance abuse helpline at 1-800-662-HELP.


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Why Under Armour Collaborated With A$AP Rocky on a Skate Shoe

More than a year after rumors emerged, the Under Armour and A$ AP Rocky collaboration is finally available to purchase.
Officially named the AWGE x Under Armour SRLo, the sneaker will be sold today at an experiential pop-up in Harlem. The space, titled AWOL, which was created in partnership with AWGE, A$ AP Rocky’s creative agency, and Matte, a creative agency and production company, features four floors.
The basement is dedicated to retail, the first floor is a skate park, the second floor is an AWGE interactive space, and the third floor will host a rave. The shop exemplifies what influenced Rocky when developing the shoe with Dave Mayhew, a former pro skater who helped design the original Osiris D3 20 years ago with Brian Reid. The pop-up will be open to the public from 4 p.m. to midnight.
The skate category is a new world for Under Armour, but they lent Rocky complete creative freedom and tied the shoe back to performance by integrating its Hovr cushioning technology to make it light and comfortable. The shoe retails for $ 250, one of Under Armour’s most expensive price points, and comes in black along with a black-and-white colorway.
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Maison Margiela Taps Divna Susa for Communications Role

HOUSE CALLS: Divna Susa, communications director at J.W. Anderson since 2015, is trading arty dresses and Converse sneakers for a white lab coat: She starts Monday at Maison Margiela as its communication director.
The seasoned public relations executive started her career at Franca Soncini in Milan, and has also worked for PR Consulting in Paris and Karla Otto in London. She has done communication planning for the likes of Jacquemus, Vionnet, Swarovski and Bouchra Jarrar.
Susa’s successor at J.W. Anderson has yet to be named.

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Molly Goddard RTW Spring 2019

Molly Goddard has been thinking of ways to renew herself and experiment with fabrics and silhouettes, beyond her signature tulle creations.
For spring 2019, she turned to everyday fabrics like cotton-poplin and chiffon to create more easygoing, fuss-free pieces, from tailored trousers to loose tunics and trenchcoats.
Yet she also injected a healthy dose of the eccentricity and laissez fair attitude she’s known for: Myriad frills were added onto the hems of white cotton shirts or on the necks of bright polka-dot midi dresses; big plastic flower brooches were appliquéd onto blazers and loose floral dresses, while cabbages doubled as clutch bags.
There was also an array of desirable summer dresses that could easily slot into the wardrobes of any sunseeker with a flair for luxury and style — sequined mini numbers featuring polka-dot patterns in photogenic lilac and red shades, check tunics with charming broderie anglaise embroideries and open-back floral midi dresses — that had a nostalgic, vintage feel.
As she continues to evolve, Goddard succeeded in achieving a fine balance between the eccentric and the relatable, giving her audience enough new material to get excited about while staying true to her ethos of celebrating women and encouraging them to dress for themselves

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Vin and Omi Pioneers a New Eco Religion

Last night at the St. Pancras under the iconic wrought-iron and glass ceiling of the Victorian train station, eco design duo Vim and Omi staged the brand’s largest collection with 70 looks and launched the Bin 2 Body project in collaboration with London College of Fashion. Passengers coming off of the Eurostar train looked on with curiosity as models, both street cast and professionals, strutted around the Grand Terrace of St. Pancras International wearing a collection inspired by a mixture of underground movements including punk, Nineties Club Kids, Mexican and Harlem subcultures.
“We wanted really bright clothes, really bold silhouettes and it’s really in your face to provoke thought,” Vin told WWD after the show.
Emblazoned on rubber pinafores, elongated tank tops, one-piece swimming costumes, oversized tack bottoms and deconstructed dresses were poodle and pentagram motifs, as well as the slogan Fake News. Vin and Omi have deftly made a stance for a new approach to fashion since the brand started. And this season, the pair has made perhaps their strongest statement yet, championing a new kind of religion — an eco one — where intelligence (poodles are among the smartest animals), respect for the earth (the pentagram is a pagan symbol

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Here’s What Leonardo DiCaprio Is Serving for Dinner at His Fundraiser in Sonoma

Leonardo DiCaprio’s charity gala on September 15th in Sonoma will be a combination of glamorous guests, a gourmet (and sustainable!) menu and good works — and PEOPLE has an exclusive look at the night!

DiCaprio, who is currently filming Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his foundation. The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is dedicated to protecting the Earth, including conservation of oceans and wildlife and fighting climate change. 

The gala, held at Jackson Park in Sonoma County, will be hosted by DiCaprio and Laurene Powell Jobs, philanthropist and widow of Steve Jobs. The night will include a special performance from Chris Martin of Coldplay and an auction by Sotheby’s. The auction catalog available for bidding includes artworks by Wayne Thiebaud, Richard Prince and David Hockney, all selected by DiCaprio’s art advisor, Lisa Schiff.

The menu will include a three-course dinner and dessert. DiCaprio requested a sustainable menu, which was created by Chef Kyle Connaughton from SingleThread Farms.

The menu’s first course, “Summer in Sonoma”, consists of various vegetables with a creamy tofu sauce and seafood, all from local food suppliers. The vegetable selection includes heirloom melon and goma dare (a Japanese sesame sauce) broccolini, followed by seafood including pickled oysters and smoked scallops.

The second course features heirloom tomatoes with homemade tofu and pickled wasabi leaves, followed by the entrée course of roasted turbot with heirloom squash and Sonoma mushrooms. For dessert, guests will dine on sesame semifreddo, an Italian treat made with heavy cream and sesame seeds. The wine selection, put together by Jackson Family Wines in Sonoma, features a Sauvignon Blanc (pictured below), a Pinot Noir and a Chardonnay all from California vineyards.

The star-studded event will be attended by celebrities including Tobey Maguire, Edward Norton and Mark Ruffalo.

DiCaprio has always been outspoken about climate change. In his acceptance speech after winning an Academy Award for Best Actor in 2016 he said, “Climate change is real. It is happening right now, it is the most urgent threat facing our entire species.”


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Chrissy Teigen Brings Shoulder Pads to the Red Carpet and More Best Dressed Stars

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Icecream Relaunches as Luxury Brand

Icecream, which was founded by Pharrell Williams and Tomoaki Nagao, better known as Nigo, in 2005, the same year they started Billionaire Boys Club, is back but with a sleeker, more elevated aesthetic.
Williams, who still owns the brand, and his team took into account how luxury and streetwear are commingling and brought on Matthew Chevallard, the founder of Del Toro, to design the collection, which will be released as mini capsules throughout the year. The Icecream sneakers were originally produced by Reebok.
“We wanted to pay homage to what Pharrell and Nigo created but bring it up to date,” said Chevallard. “We think this can sit alongside brands like Off White, Gucci and Palm Angels. We are also seeing consumers buying more luxury tchotchkes and collector’s items so that will be included in the line.”

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First up is a capsule that harkens back to Icecream’s diamond and dollars print. The assortment includes a made-in-Italy sneaker with leather laces, a leather-wrapped sole and a gel bottom, a velour slip-on sneaker, suede slides and a trucker hat. The line retails from $ 195 for the slides to R$ 350 for the sneakers. The footwear will be sold in clear, acrylic boxes covered with the Icecream logo.
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The Met Names Nancy Chilton Chief External Relations Officer of the Costume Institute

ONWARD AND UPWARD: For many in the fashion crowd, Nancy Chilton’s name has been synonymous with The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. She has taken on a larger role, having been promoted to chief external relations officer for the Costume Institute.
For four years, Chilton has served as chief communications officer for the department. In her new post, she will continue to head communications for the Costume Institute’s exhibitions, special projects and the Met Gala. (The latter alone would seem like a year-round job, given the hundreds that turn out for the exhibition preview, and the more curated crowd for the black-tie event.)
Chilton will oversee additional institutional priorities, philanthropic programs, working closely on sponsorship relationships and other outreach with development. “Every year you talk about the exhibition for months beforehand, write about it and select images to tell the story. But the best moment is when you walk through the galleries with [curator in charge] Andrew Bolton and you see it actually come to life. And the day after the [Met] Gala walking through the galleries and actually seeing the public engaged with it and overhearing comments and reactions — those are always the best moments,” Chilton said.
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Matty Bovan RTW Spring 2019

Matty Bovan’s ladies don’t exactly travel light, what with their skyscraper hats made from pots and pans, kitchen utensils and feather dusters, and corset dresses made from crochet layers, big puffs of tulle and colored ribbons. Dressed in layered skirts bigger than Scarlett O’Hara’s, his models were two-legged carnival floats — albeit ones who accessorized with Coach bags.
Bovan said he took his inspiration from the Eighties filmmaker Derek Jarman and wanted to telegraph a message of “hyper nature.” He thought it would be fun to bombard people with texture in an age of mass information and overload. The dresses were a delight — if rough around the edges and utterly unwearable — with their crinolines, webs of flower crochet, string bikini tops, tangles of string and shiny foil fabrics.
The sleeves on bolero jackets were like giant cocoons that were dotted with what looked like bits of broken glass, tulle and string. Knits, meanwhile, came bright and tight and digitally patterned and layered, in chaotic mixes. The whole show was upbeat — and student-y — the sort of exuberant collection that London is known for, but which still needs some serious fine-tuning before it can go commercial.
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Concept Korea Expands Support for Korean Designers in U.S. Market

Concept Korea wants to help Korean designers beyond New York Fashion Week.
The organization, which is formed out of Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism agency, came to New York 10 years ago with the goal of providing Korean designers with the resources to have a show during New York Fashion Week. Successful alumni from the program include Kai, Beyond Closet and Juun.J.
But according to Misun Song, project director of Concept Korea, the designers have requested more help in the U.S. market, which is why Concept Korea is launching The Select, a showroom that opened this week that will feature the spring collections from 10 Korean designers including Nohant, Lie, Wnderkammer, Bmuet(te), Kye, Beyond Closet, The Centaur, SWBD, Hidden Forest Market and Heohwan Simulation. The showroom is located at 62 Greene Street in New York.
“We allow designers to do a show twice a year and then after that they disconnect from the market,” said Song. “We heard from a lot of designers that they would like a more permanent space in the U.S.”
The showroom will serve as a space where buyers can discover brands and conduct business, but it will also be a venue for pop-ups that will be open

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PEOPLE Explains: Jessica Chambers’ Alleged Murderer Goes on Trial Again

The murder still startles with its brutality.

On a back road of Courtland, Mississippi, after sundown on Dec. 6, 2014, someone splashed an accelerant on Jessica Chambers and set both her and her black 2005 Kia Rio aflame. The 19-year-old former high school cheerleader, who was then working at a local department store, died hours after authorities discovered her walking near the vehicle with burns over 98 percent of her body.

Among her final words were those presumed to identify her attacker.

After months of investigation, prosecutors built their case against Quinton Tellis, now 29, a recent acquaintance of Chambers who had grown up in her neighborhood and attended her same high school years earlier.

The prosecution claimed phone records placed the two together before Chambers died and Tellis had admitted to police that they were together that day.

In alleging a motive, authorities said recovered text messages between the two showed that on the day she was attacked, Chambers had rejected Tellis’ requests for sex four times, reported TV station WMC.

In court last year, prosecutor John Champion argued that Tellis and Chambers eventually had sex that December night, after which he tried to suffocate her before setting her and her vehicle on fire, believing she was already dead.

But jurors who weighed the allegations — including the claim that several first-responders heard Chambers utter a name that sounded like “Eric” or “Derek,” neither of which fit the accused — were divided over guilt or innocence when Tellis was tried for capital murder last fall.

With the jury unable to reach a verdict, the judge declared a mistrial.

Tellis will go back on trial on Sept. 24 in a courtroom in Batesville, Mississippi, where the first trial unfolded 11 months ago.

He has maintained his innocence.

As the retrial moves forward, the identity of “Eric” has remained front and center.

Circuit Judge Gerald Chatham cleared Champion, the local district attorney, of misconduct after he was accused by the defense of coaching a potential witness to say that Chambers called Tellis by that name, according to the Commercial Appeal. Defense attorney Darla Palmer has appealed that decision.

If convicted of murder in the Chambers case, Tellis faces life in prison without parole.

The grisly mystery of who attacked the teenager lasted for more than a year — underscoring anxieties about a killer possibly hiding in the community and drawing scrutiny to the rough crowd with whom Chambers spent time, as local drug dealers and her exes were questioned.

Among the national headlines the case made was a PEOPLE cover story in January 2016.

After an extensive investigation, Tellis was indicted in February 2016. Authorities had zeroed in on the phone records that they alleged placed him with Chambers at the approximate time of her attack, with Tellis’ DNA on her car keys.

Defense attorney Palmer reportedly said Tellis was several miles away at a store purchasing a pre-paid debit card. She further argued that Chambers’ apparent identification of her attacker as “Eric” cleared her client, because neither Chambers nor the person who had introduced her and Tellis knew Tellis by that name, according to the Clarion-Ledger.

In turn, the prosecution called burn expert Dr. William Hickerson, who testified that injuries to Chambers’ mouth and tongue were so severe that she likely would not have been able to pronounce words correctly. (Chambers was unable to provide responders with more than a first name.)

Even so, the district attorney told jurors that investigators had considered and ruled out several Erics and Dereks before charges were filed against Tellis, whom authorities have described as a “habitual” criminal offender and who is accused in an unrelated killing in Louisiana.

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The conclusion of his first trial last October had its own drama, as the jury initially filed into the courtroom to announce its verdict only to be short-circuited by one juror who said the unannounced decision was not unanimous, as required.

Judge Chatham, who oversaw that trial and will preside over the retrial, then sent the jurors back for further deliberations — and when they returned a second time, a verdict of not-guilty was announced.

But when Chatham polled jurors individually, several said they had voted “guilty.”

That led the judge to send the divided panel back a second time for further deliberations, and then again a third time, before he acknowledged they were “hopelessly deadlocked.”

Prosecutors quickly announced their intention to retry Tellis, who did not take the stand in his defense.

During police questioning, prosecutor Champion said, Tellis repeatedly changed his account of his whereabouts and activities on the day Chambers was attacked. Prosecutors further alleged that Tellis deleted all evidence of Chambers from his phone to distance himself from her.

“She had a life full of tomorrows, and she had every right to wake up on the morning of Dec. 7, 2014,” Champion said during his closing argument in the first trial. “Now, three years later, she’d be 22. Would she be married? Would she have kids? That was all taken away from her at 8:04 p.m. on Dec. 6, 2014.”

Tellis currently sits in a Mississippi state prison serving a five-year sentence after an unrelated conviction for burglarizing an unoccupied dwelling, jail records show.

He also is facing a murder charge in Louisiana, where authorities suspect he killed Meing-Chen Hsiao, a 34-year-old former Taiwanese exchange student found dead in August 2015 with multiple stab wounds, defensive wounds and slicing wounds in her upper back.

Tellis has pleaded not guilty in that case, which is pending the outcome of his trial in Chambers’ death.


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Shay Mitchell, Anna Kendrick and More Dress to Impress at Vanity Fair Best Dressed Party

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OVS, Massimo Piombo Unveil New Brand

Italian men’s wear designer Massimo Piombo has a couple of new jobs to add to its résumé.
On Thursday, Italian retailer OVS and the designer launched the new Piombo brand, cutting the ribbon of the label’s first freestanding store here. OVS and Piombo hold a 70 percent and 30 percent stake in the company, respectively.
In addition, the designer, who was named OVS men’s artistic director in March, will expand his role. Stefano Beraldo, OVS chief executive officer, announced that Piombo will take on the creative director post overseeing all the retailer’s lines, which include women’s wear and kid’s wear — a particularly successful segment for OVS according to Beraldo — along with men’s wear.
The fashion direction of the OVS women’s ready-to-wear collections will continue to be led by Caterina Salvador, under Piombo’s guidance.
The first store for the new Piombo brand, which is positioned in the contemporary, affordable luxury segment, is located in the city’s artsy Brera district. The 1,291-square-foot unit will be open for business Sept. 14, along with a second banner in Treviso, in Italy’s Veneto region.

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Beraldo noted that he expects to open 15 additional doors for the label by the end

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Gucci Teases Shanghai Exhibit With Four Murals

ART ON THE WALLS: Gucci on Thursday unveiled murals in Milan, New York, London and Hong Kong. The art walls celebrate the upcoming exhibition supported by Gucci called “The Artist Is Present.” Running Oct. 11 to Dec. 16 at Shanghai’s Yuz Museum, the show was curated by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan.
The murals re-create the poster of the exhibition, which features an original artwork dating back to 2010 for Marina Abramovic’s “The Artist Is Present” solo show at MoMA in New York. Replicating images of the media campaign for Abramovic’s show resonates with the themes of the exhibition in Shanghai, which explores the art of copying and cultural appropriation.
The murals in New York’s SoHo district, Milan’s Corso Garibaldi, Hong Kong’s D’Anguilar Street and a stone’s throw from London’s Brick Lane will be flanked by an additional art wall in Shanghai’s Jingan district to be unveiled in the coming weeks to promote the opening of the exhibition in the Chinese city.
Although Abramovic is not involved in the project, the artist’s work has provided Cattelan with a source of inspiration. “Copying is like a blasphemy: It could seem not respectful toward God, but at the same time is the significant recognition of its

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Whit RTW Spring 2019

Designer Whitney Pozgay recently moved the company’s headquarters to Brooklyn where she can actually enjoy a garden. That green area served as inspiration for her colorful and breezy collection, which showed an appealing combination of simple, essential silhouettes matched with flamboyant prints.
Teaming with two different artists, she splashed floral patterns on airy and roomy sustainable cotton frocks, flared skirts and sundresses. Flowers were also embroidered on white-and-blue striped shirtdresses. For a more graphic appeal, irregular checks appeared on a front-buttoned long skirt matched with a coordinated crop top, while arty vertical stripes peppered a short-sleeve shirt tucked into short pants.
In keeping with the brand’s attention to sustainability, Whit collaborated with an independent mill for the organic silk crafted for chic and feminine polka-dot camisoles and fluid dresses.

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H&M Stages See-Now-Buy-Now Fashion Show in Shanghai in Time for Tmall Super Brand Day

H&M’S SUPER DAY: For the first time, H&M dove into Super Brand Day Wednesday on Tmall, one of the leading e-commerce platforms.
To try to maximize its efforts, H&M China staged a see-now-buy-now H&M Studio A/W 2018 fashion show in Shanghai with some H&M-clad, well-known guests: Model Ju Xiaowen, pop idol Wang Ziyi, actress Rayza and musician and actress Summer. The garments worn by the celebrities sold out within minutes, according to H&M. In total, about 1,000 members of the media, influencers and special guests joined executives and staffers from H&M and Tmall for the runway show. The event was also live-streamed on Tmall. A hot-pink pussy bow blouse, a pink-and-red pleated skirt, a shimmery black cocktail dress, light-blue men’s suit and a gray crewneck sweater imprinted with a large “H” on the front were some of the runway styles.
Tmall’s base of shoppers helps to bolster H&M China’s 400-plus stores, as well as its e-commerce site. The company launched its Tmall store in March and Wednesday’s tie-in was the latest evolution of the alliance. Through its #YourDayYourWay campaign, Chinese shoppers were offered special promotions via the H&M Tmall store.
H&M’s managing director Fredrik Olsson noted that before the Super Brand Day event,

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Dorit Kemsley ‘Feels Betrayed’ as She Feuds with Lisa Vanderpump Over Rescue Dog Who Bit Daughter

It’s only been a few weeks since filming began on the new season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but there is already plenty of drama.

A source close to Dorit Kemsley, 42, says the mother of two is “absolutely devastated” by a Radar report that she adopted a dog from Lisa Vanderpump’s rescue organization, Vanderpump Dog Foundation, and then returned it to a shelter, infuriating Vanderpump when she found out and causing a rift. 

“That story is completely false,” says the insider, who goes on to explain.

“Dorit did adopt a dog from Vanderpump Dog Foundation. She loves animals and has always been a huge supporter of Lisa’s rescue efforts. Everything was great for awhile, the kids (son Jagger, 4, and daughter Phoenix, 2) loved the dog and everything was fine.”

But in the summer, before cameras were rolling on RHOBH, the dog bit Phoenix.

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“It was a bad bite,” says the source. “It was pretty traumatic. Dorit and PK talked it out and decided that the best thing to do was find a new loving home for the dog. They were heartbroken, but made the decision for the safety of their young kids.”

The source says the Kemsleys found a home, but before placing the dog with its new family, Dorit called Vanderpump and told her what had happened before asking for her blessing. The source says Vanderpump understood.

Unfortunately, says the source, unbeknownst to Kemsley, the new family didn’t work out and the dog was brought to a shelter where a microchip traced it back to the Vanderpump Dog Foundation. 

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Weeks later, after filming had begun on the show, Vanderpump broke the news to Kemsley that the dog had been taken to a shelter.

“Lisa caught Dorit completely off guard by bringing it up,” says the source. “Dorit had no idea that the dog wasn’t still with the family.”

Now, the source says Kemsley is “really hurt” by the whole situation with Vanderpump.

“Dorit is devastated by this,” says the source. “Lisa did eventually acknowledge that she believes Dorit had the best of intentions. But right now, Dorit is unconvinced of the same with Lisa.”

And ultimately, says the source, “the Kemsleys are avid supporters of the Vanderpump Dog Foundation and they hope that personal vendettas don’t get in the way of the charity.” 


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Zoe Kravitz Demonstrates How to Do Your Makeup in the Car

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Ciongoli’s 18 East Collection Features Artisan Handwork

Antonio Ciongoli knows how things work in fashion — and he’s breaking the rules.
Ciongoli, cofounder of Eidos and one-time deputy creative director of Michael Bastian, on Thursday will unveil his new collection, 18 East, a line of men’s wear created by artisans in India and Nepal.
The line is being financed by RRR Brands, a multibrand platform that acquired the women’s brand Roller Rabbit at the end of 2017. Ciongoli joined RRR Brands as creative director last fall working with Andrew Seibert, who is also founder of the private equity firm Bricker Holdings. Roller Rabbit is also an India-inspired artisan brand.
Since resigning as creative director of Eidos a little over a year ago after a 4.5-year stint, Ciongoli has been working on 18 East. He traveled to India and Nepal and immersed himself in those countries’ handcrafted processes, visiting Jaipur, Delhi and Kathmandu.
The result is a 31-piece collection that incorporates fabrics and techniques that are ingrained in the culture there, including the use of khadi fabric for shirts and outerwear that includes a Mandu jungle jacket with an elaborate Himalayan tapestry textile back panel. Khadi is an entirely handmade cloth that uses no electricity to produce.
He also used kalamkari, a type

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Law Roach Styles His First Runway Show for Bosideng

LAW ON FASHION WEEK: The morning after Law Roach had styled his first runway for show for Bosideng, he was back on set working on a photo shoot. His agent Kent Belden was approached by the sporty company about lending his talents for its NYFW debut. “I was super-excited that they did. It was my first time styling at a New York Fashion Week show. It was exciting,” he said. “I’m actually really flattered and honored that this brand chose me. They could have easily used a stylist from Shanghai or somewhere else. The fact that they saw something in my work that made them want to collaborate with me was like, ‘Wow.’”
As stylist for such clients as Zendaya, Ariana Grande and Tiffany Haddish, Roach had not styled or cast a runway show before. Started in 1976, Bosideng specializes in down outerwear with distribution in more than 72 countries. His inaugural effort for the brand was a learning experience, partially due to the fact he doesn’t speak Mandarin and most of the people he worked with didn’t speak English. “It was challenging but also amazing how the language of fashion is so universal — so many of the things that

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Maryam Nassir Zadeh RTW Spring 2019

Eclecticism was at the core of Maryam Nassir Zadeh’s spring collection. The athleticism was combined with the feminine via cycling shorts paired with a textured spaghetti-strap top, while a mannish vibe was introduced with a suit in a plaid pattern; its look softened by the gentle round collar; a bodysuit with matching corset layered under a trenchcoat exuded pure sensuality.
Flounced dresses and skirts had a vibrant, charming vibe and a minimal silk dress with a crisscross detail at the neckline embodied metropolitan elegance. An arty vibe was introduced via a ruffled top combining different silk patches and an intarsia knitted insert while a zebra-printed bikini closed the show on a wild note.

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Turkish Airlines Marks 85th Anniversary With Uniforms Designed by Ettore Bilotta

IN-FLIGHT FASHION: To mark its 85th anniversary, Turkish Airlines is giving its cabin crew employees a fresh look, thanks to new uniforms from Ettore Bilotta.
Their spruced-up look includes dresses, jackets, pants, blouses, hats, gloves, bags and accessories in a combination of deep red and anthracite. To relay a more cohesive image for the airline, the company will also streamline uniforms for pilots, on-board chefs and ground service employees. All those staffers will soon have a new home base, when what is being called “Istanbul New Airport” bows next month after three years of construction.
The Milan-based designer incorporated classic elements of Turkish design borrowed from traditional patterns in artisanal glassware, ceramics and calligraphy with contemporary accents. To give his finery more of an of-the-moment spin, the airline tapped British photographer Miles Aldridge to shoot the campaign to launch the cabin uniform collection on location in Turkey. Aldridge said the Italian designer’s new uniforms “hark back to a golden age of fashion from the Fifties, but with a contemporary twist.”
His new designs are meant to signal a new era and brand identity for the carrier, which was started in 1933 with five planes. Turkish Airlines now has 325 passenger and cargo aircrafts

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Dog Nabs Napping Dad’s Dentures and Has the Smile to Prove It

You’ve never seen a dog smile like this before.

Twitter user @eUniFIEd recently took a trip down memory lane, recalling the time her family’s sneaky pup Maggie decided to try out her dad’s dentures.

“A few months ago my dog, Maggie, stole my dads dentures while he was napping (his gums had been hurting him so he took them out mid-afternoon) and he found her like this,” the poster shared.

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Even better than the story, are the photos that go with it. Since Maggie was caught red-pawed (or red-gummed), @eUniFIEd’s dad was able to get some adorably awesome shots of the dog’s new smile.

The chompers suit her in a cute, nightmarish sort of way.

Twitter couldn’t get enough of the little dog with the big grin: the post of Maggie’s hilarious theft received more than 51,000 likes and 21,000 retweets.

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If you are interested in seeing’s Maggie de-dentured face, the fluffy pup has an Instagram account with more than 600 followers.


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From Chris Brown’s Ex to Front Row Stunner: Karrueche Tran Wins New York Fashion Week

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Sanyo Partnering With Apolis Men’s Brand

Apolis, a socially conscious men’s brand, has inked a deal with Sanyo Shokai to expand the label’s presence in Japan as well as its product offering.
Sanyo will act as a partner, exclusive distributor and licensor for the brand and will oversee production and distribution starting with the spring/summer 2019 season.
As part of the deal, the Apolis e-commerce site will be relaunched, a flagship store will open in Tokyo, the brand will add women’s wear and its men’s wear offering will be expanded.
Creative director Raan Parton will partner with the Sanyo team to design the product, which will be manufactured in the Japanese company’s factories in that country along with Apolis’ network of global artisans rounding out the production.
Collections will be produced globally and will continue to adhere to Apolis’ sustainable standards and environmental conscientiousness. The brand was certified as a B Impact Corporation in 2012, a designation for businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.
Isao Iwata, president, representative director and chief operating officer of Sanyo, called Apolis “an early adopter of sustainable practices and socially aware production. Sanyo has also been a company with a

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Burnett New York to Bow for Pre-Fall With $2.5 Million From Investors

Out on her own for the first time, Emily Burnett has lined up some well-placed investors for the new Burnett New York ready-to-wear, cocktail dresses and eveningwear line.
In June, Burnett exited Dennis Basso after a 10-year run. She inadvertently met her future cofounder and co-chief executive officer Sterling McDavid at the designer’s company. Pre-fall will be the first collection for the new label.
McDavid said she visited 20 couture houses in search of a wedding gown, before deciding on Dennis Basso, where Burnett was working at the time. “My experience at Dennis Basso with Emily, Dennis and the whole team was so positive, uplifting and I felt that I was part of this design process,” she said.
McDavid’s understanding of fashion started with her great-grandmother, who was a seamstress. Her mother had a keen interest in fashion and took McDavid to her first fashion show around the age of 10. Over the years, McDavid got to know numerous designers through her network, as well as her mother’s, but she said Burnett stood out. So much so that McDavid asked the designer how was it that she was not working independently. Like many designers, the idea of starting a signature company was something

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Gabriela Hearst RTW Spring 2019

There were no distractions at Gabriela Hearst’s immaculate spring show (not counting the bountiful lunch buffet to the side, a happy pre- and postshow diversion). The white SoHo gallery was blank but for copper-wrapped columns. The looks were exactingly styled by Camilla Nickerson, who stripped away the superfluous so each garment, shoe, bag and, yes, fine jewelry — a new category launch — was crystal-clear, more so than ever.
Hearst is a perfectionist with the highest luxury standards, and the wherewithal and tenacity to achieve them. She makes it look easy, and perhaps that’s why her work is resonating. Though certainly rarefied, her collection is attainable, grounded in reality. The fine lines and restraint of her clothes belie the romantic, intellectual backstories and intensive fabric development that take the clothes from concept to commerce. Fueling spring’s minimalist femininity was the creative relationships between Maria Kodama and Jorge Luis Borges and Salvador and Gala Dalí, which she admires for their unconditional artist/muse devotion. “When you go on these creative journeys for a collection, there’s a lot of magic that happens,” explained Hearst during a preview. “It’s almost like invoking certain spirits.”
By her own admission, Hearst was moved to “feminine mode.” Suits done

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Chappy Relaunches

Chappy has a new brand identity.
The social connection app that targets gay men has spent the past six months creating a new management team and pushing a user experience that connects with its mission, which is to provide a safe and fulfilling platform to connect gay men across various facets of their lives.
They are now backed by new strategic and brand advisory from Bumble, which invested in the app in 2016, including founder and chief executive officer Whitney Wolfe Herd and Andrey Andreev, the technologist behind Badoo and Bumble.
“Much like Bumble, Chappy is committed to providing its users with a safe, welcoming and empowered experience and that sets it apart from any other app in the gay dating space. Chappy has been dedicated to investing in their users from day one, and with the current advancements in leadership, brand and platform, Chappy can now achieve the potential we all know it’s more than capable of realizing,” said Wolfe Herd.
New to the management team is Sam Dumas, who spent the past four years working in marketing at Condé Nast. He will serve as head of brand and was given cofounder status. Dumas will work with Max Cheremkhin, Chappy’s cofounder, to grow

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Penn Badgley Clarifies Report That He Was ‘Molested’ Following Gossip Girl Fame

Penn Badgley is clarifying comments he made during an interview in which he said he was “molested” after becoming famous on Gossip Girl.

“The point of my comment was not to confess a personal trauma. I was speaking about the way emotional and physical boundaries are violated for someone in the public eye, who is seen as an object of desire,” Badgley, 31, said in a statement to PEOPLE on Monday.

“Depending on so many factors, it can range from conscious abuse to something very unconscious — and that is the point I was making, cautiously, in the context of a conversation about fanaticism and cultural norms which support manipulative or abusive behavior. These are the same norms which support predatory men, but not exclusively predatory men,” he continued. “They affect, and infect, us all.”

Speaking with The Daily Beast in a profile published Sunday, Badgley, who starred as Dan Humphrey on the CW drama from 2007-12, said that he has “literally been molested” by fans.

“I think as an actor you can become an object of desire, which is something women are already accustomed to more or less around the world — I’ve definitely been, I mean I don’t want to sound sensationalist, but I’ve literally been molested — just in the literal sense of the word — by many people in the moment,” Badgley told the website.

“Because that’s what they do,” he added.

The Daily Beast described Badley as being “thoughtful and cautious when discussing this” and said he acknowledged “the privilege that being a man, not to mention a white man, affords him.”

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Badgley, who is starring as stalker Joe Goldberg in Lifetime’s new drama thriller You, admitted, “these things very much happen, you know.”

“And it’s interesting to even hear you have that reaction, like ‘I’m sorry,’ because I didn’t even think of it that way then,” he said.

“You’re led as a man, particularly, that when it happens you should feel great about it. Particularly when it comes from someone who’s feasibly an object of your desire as well. And I think that’s the interesting thing about this show, is that Joe looks like me, he acts and talks like me to a degree, so I think the audience is supposed to be like, ‘Aw that might be nice if someone was that infatuated with me,’ ” he continued.

On Sunday, Badgley made his debut in You, in which he plays a bookstore manager obsessed with a young woman.

“Using the internet and social media as his tools to gather the most intimate of details and get close to her, a charming and awkward crush quickly becomes obsession as he quietly and strategically removes every obstacle — and person — in his way,” according to Lifetime‘s website.

You airs Sundays (10 p.m. ET) on Lifetime.


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Bonobos to Expand Into Big and Tall

Bonobos is now targeting the big guy.
The Walmart-owned men’s brand today will launch an extended sizes collection that will include everything from suits, dress shirts and neckwear to sport shirts and knitwear.
Brad Andrews, copresident, said expanding into extended sizing “is a natural extension for us. We’re a brand built on better-fitting clothes and we feel this is an underserved market.”
Extended sizing has long been a challenge for most traditional brick-and-mortar retailers since it requires an investment into inventory in a wide range of sizes that may not move quickly. The biggest player in the field is Destination XL, which has more than 340 retail stores and an e-commerce site that sells branded as well as private-label goods.
“The fact that we’re e-commerce gives us an advantage as we’re able to deliver a broader size range,” Andrews said.
A dedicated landing page for the offering will launch today where Bonobos will talk about the details of the collection. It will also be marketed in all stores and store windows as well as in a catalogue that will be mailed this week.
“We spent a lot of time on the details,” Andrews said. For instance, woven shirts have a lowered neck drop, a two-piece sleeve

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Miu Miu Type Debuts at Maxfield

Maxfield is set to debut the Miu Miu Type capsule collection, a customizable collection that features illustrations and letters. The idea was inspired by Miu Miu’s fall 2018 show staged in Paris in March, in which the elegant halls of the Perret building were hung with generic poster-size sheets of white paper, each bearing a highly distinctive, large-scale, monochrome illustration of a female face or body interlaced with a letterform.
This Miu Miu “alphabet” — all 26 letters were created for the occasion by M/M Paris in collaboration with Miuccia Prada — is designed to engage the wider world and the Miu Miu customer, in a conversation that stretches beyond the immediate fashion show arena.

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The company reports that it has seen a significant increase in the desire for customizable and more personal items, and the collaboration with M/M Paris lent itself to be used in this way. It marks the first time Miu Miu is offering custom interactive services to clients.
The collection will be sold at Maxfield in Los Angeles, Miu Miu South Coast Plaza and Miu Miu SoHo, and will be available in 25 Miu Miu boutiques worldwide including London, Milan

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J. Mendel RTW Spring 2019

The famous gardens of Impressionist painter Claude Monet in Giverny were the inspiration for the fresh, charming color palette of Gilles Mendel’s elegant spring collection. The arty reference was combined with a late Seventies’ vibe, which resulted in a certain free-spirited yet always refined attitude injected in the lineup.
Fluid, flowy dresses were cut in a range of silhouettes, from long-sleeved styles embellished with precious textured embroideries, to plissé color-blocked V-neck frocks with pretty beaded decorations on the sleeves. to a range of covetable silk devoré styles with abstract motifs.
The designer put the focus on the bodice with flattering corset constructions, introducing a vein of polished sensuality with bustier frilled organza gowns and a draped column style revealing an exquisite floral decoration at the waist.
In keeping with the moody weather of the week, the spring lineup was rounded out with a range of outerwear options, including a more quotidian, sporty-chic bomber with a drawstring and exclusive astrakhan panels as well as luxurious mink short jackets and shawls to layer over the collection’s pretty dresses for an extra-luxurious touch.

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Mary J. Blige Helps Dennis Basso With Finale at His Runway Show, Talks ‘Body Cam’ and New Netflix Series

MARY J. GLADLY O-BLIGES: Nine-time Grammy winner Mary J. Blige is accustomed to performing in front of thousands, but walking the runway with Dennis Basso at his show Monday afternoon was a different kind of appearance.
“Of course, I was nervous. I’m not a runway model.” she said backstage after the show at Cipriani 42nd Street. “I was hoping that I would walk right and my train wouldn’t get caught on my shoes so I can do Dennis justice.”
The musician flew in from New Orleans where she is shooting the film “Body Cam,” to help the designer take his final bow. She also plays the lead in the designer’s latest ad campaign. Basso said, “I couldn’t feel better here with my good friend Mary. I feel exhilarated. It’s like a new everything for me. I’ve changed my collection. It’s not such a heavy hand. It’s lightweight, feathery and has just a little touch of beading here and there. It’s pure spring/summer.”
Wearing a slimming, white column gown, the musician said, “Style is however you want to express yourself. There’s no right way or wrong way to do it. It’s how you feel and what makes you feel good. When you are trying

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Blake Lively Roasts Ryan Reynolds Over Massive Truck Before Their 6th Anniversary: ‘Subtle’

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively kept their hilarious roast war going in the days leading up to their sixth anniversary on Sunday.

After Reynolds shared a photograph of an advertisement for his liquor company, Aviation Gin — which was plastered with a very large image of the actor enjoying the product — Lively stepped in on Friday to let her husband know what she thought about the “subtle” image.

“Who needs a mini van?! I’m driving this from now on,” she wrote in an interaction first noticed by the Instagram account Comments by Celebs.

The A Simple Plan star, 31, went on to extol the virtues of the vehicle, writing that it was “subtle” and “gorgeous,” before she exclaimed, “and OHMYGAWDYOUREHUGE.”

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Of course, that’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the married couple’s social media jokes!

Last month, while attending a party in honor of Aviation Gin, which the Deadpool 2 star, 41, acquired an ownership interest in earlier this year, Lively claimed that there was one very good reason she showed up to the event — and it had nothing to do with being a supportive wife.

“The look on our faces — when you all go to a party just for the free food…” Lively joked alongside a smiling selfie of herself at the event.

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Earlier this summer, the actress also joked about missing out on dating her husband’s “hot” twin brother.

The roast session began after the actor shared a short clip of an interview with his fake twin brother Gordon on social media, writing, “Tomorrow is #WorldGinDay. My brother is an ass. Which is why you can’t have one without the other.”


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Responding to the interview, Lively suggested that she had picked the wrong Reynolds brother to marry.

“S—. Your brother is hot. I’ve made a terrible mistake…” she wrote in a comment captured by Comments by Celebs.

Not to be outdone this time, Reynolds playfully responded, “You haven’t made a mistake. You’ve been living with him for over a year.”

The pair share daughters James, 3½, and Inez, 1½.


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Christopher Bates to Sell Men’s Collection to Nordstrom in Canada

Canadian men’s designer Christopher Bates will be celebrating his 10th anniversary with a runway show Tuesday night during Toronto Fashion Week at the same time he reveals a deal with Nordstrom as the brand’s exclusive department store partner in Canada.
“Spring/summer 2019 is by far one of my most technically advanced collections and having it launch with such an iconic retailer as Nordstrom is a dream come true,” said Bates.
The spring collection is inspired by vintage tennis and cycling wear and includes a focus on technical fabrics and modern tailoring. Each piece is created with luxury textiles from Italy and include 3-D textured bomber jackets, jersey travel blazers, colorful knitwear and lightweight jackets and coats.
In addition to ready-to-wear, Bates has a bespoke business, working with a master tailor in Toronto to produce suits, tuxedos, jackets and shirts. For five seasons, Bates has partnered with Canadian specialty retailer Harry Rosen on a shoe collection, which will be rolling out from four to 10 stores next year, and he is creating a line of sneakers in collaboration with MTV that will launch next month. He also produces a line of unisex eyewear. He was tapped to create the uniforms for Air Canada that some

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Paige Denim Expands Into Footwear

HAPPY FEET: Paige Denim is expanding its offer to include a new range of footwear that’s designed to channel the same laid-back Californian vibe the denim label for which the brand is known.
Founder Paige Adams-Geller, a self-confessed shoe addict, said she has always used her personal footwear collections to inspire her designs and was waiting for the moment when she could launch her own line independently, her goal being to avoid licensing and maintain full creative control.
She came up with a 19-piece collection ranging from snakeskin ankle boots to strappy sandals, sneakers with touches of leopard print and studded loafers.
“We wanted to include pieces we felt were a necessity in a woman’s closet: the sneaker, the heel, the Western boot, the lower heel height and the higher heel height,” said Adams-Geller, who found that the technicalities of footwear design were similar to that of denim.
“When you put Paige jeans on, they feel like your best friend and we wanted the same thing to happen with your foot. The most important quality for our shoes is comfort, so we made sure to pick leathers that mold to the foot, used special padding inside the shoes and negotiated the heel heights to

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Brock Collection RTW Spring 2019

Breakfast at Le Coucou — a delightful way to start a Sunday morning, particularly so during the frenzy of New York Fashion Week. Laura Vassar and Kris Brock chose the restaurant, one of their favorites, as the venue for their spring Brock Collection show, imagining throughout the design process how the clothes would look in the setting.
The answer: Clothes and space looked made for each other, the undone gentility of the exposed brick walls reflecting the subtle touch of toughness beneath the collection’s prettiness. In their show notes, the designers said they had considered “this notion of raw American romance.” “We wanted it to be a breath of fresh air, and for [it to] feel alive and courageous,” Vassar said backstage post-show. “Reading about and looking at Georgia O’Keeffe’s work and how she approached it — expressing that [which] she couldn’t find words for, a feeling of wanting to do something vibrant and alive.”
For the Brock duo, vibrant and alive is synonymous with romantic and sexy-pretty. Here, they imbued their lingerie-derived signatures with a casual attitude in washed, rumpled fabrics. Wallpaper prints had a vintage feel while ikat patterns most specifically referenced O’Keeffe’s Southwest. The designers love a corset construction,

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Badgley Mischka Celebrate 30 Years

BADGLEY MISCHKA RAISES THE ROOF: Things were surprisingly calm backstage Saturday night before Badgley Mischka’s runway show, serene even.
There was no yelling or racing to find last-minute safety pins or other safeguards. Melodic music played faintly in the distance, as guests sat cozily at cafe-type tables of three sipping prosecco and waiting for the lights to go down.
Looking tan in navy blazers and white pants, the designers had that just-back-from-vacation look, even though recent days have been working ones. They hinted that the preshow setting was a little more chaotic behind the black curtain, where models were changing into their “Alice in Wonderland”-inspired runway looks. But the designers have experienced far more memorable shows.
Thirty years ago at their first show in SoHo it really felt like the sky was falling. “Unfortunately, the ceiling fell down. We accidentally didn’t realize as young designers that you can’t hang your lighting from a sprinkler system,” Badgley said.
As for their three decades in the industry, he said, “Sometimes it seems like three years and sometimes it feels like 300. It depends on what day you ask us.”
Mischka offered, “Today it seems like 30 exactly.”
Badgley added, “This the craziest business but it’s certainly gratifying. And

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Cardi B Mourns Mac Miller’s Death Shortly Before Fight with Nicki Minaj: ‘It’s Very Sad’

Shortly before attacking Nicki Minaj at a party on Friday night, Cardi B shared a heartfelt message about Mac Miller, who was pronounced dead from an apparent overdose hours earlier.

It’s very sad,” the “I Like It” rapper, 25, told Billboard while attending the Harper’s Bazaar ICONS party during New York Fashion Week, where she would later get into a physical altercation with Minaj.

She went on to share that she hoped that at the end of his life, Miller, 26, wasn’t struggling with “the pressure that fame brings you.”

“I feel like people don’t know that fame brings you a lot of sadness, a lot of pressure,” she remarked. “I just hope that now he’s in a better place.”

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When asked whether she had a message for the late rapper’s family, Cardi replied, “Stay strong, look in the sky, look for messages — he will be sending some.”

“They always send messages in the weirdest way. Maybe in a dream, maybe something. You’ll find it,” she added.

Miller, whose real name was Malcolm McCormick, was pronounced dead at 11:51 a.m. at his Studio City, California, home on Friday, the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed in a statement to PEOPLE.

A cause of death is yet to be determined, but a source told PEOPLE that Miller had gone into cardiac arrest after appearing to suffer a drug overdose.

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In an interview with the rapper that was released just one day before his death, Miller told Vulture that he did experience “pressure” growing up in the public eye, especially as he’s been very open about his struggles with drugs and sobriety.

“A lot of times in my life I’ve put this pressure to hold myself to the standard of whatever I thought I was supposed to be, or how I was supposed to be perceived. And that creates pressure,” he explained.

“It’s annoying to be out and have someone come up to me and think they know. They’re like, ‘Yo, man, are you okay?’ I’m like ‘Yeah, I’m f— at the grocery store.’ You know?,” he added. “It’s the job. This is what I signed up for.”

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Following his Macadelic tour in 2012 and the release of his first studio album Blue Slide Park, Miller admitted he turned to drugs to cope with stress.

“I love lean; it’s great… I was not happy and I was on lean very heavy,” Miller told Complex in 2013. “I was so f—ed up all the time it was bad. My friends couldn’t even look at me the same. I was lost.”

While Miller attempted to turn his life around within the past couple of years, he was arrested for DUI in May, shortly after news broke that Miller and Ariana Grande had split.

Last month he told Rolling Stone he doesn’t classify himself as a drug addict. “If a bunch of people think I am a huge drug addict, Okay. Cool,” he said. “What can I really do? Go talk to all those people and be like, ‘Naw man, it’s really not that simple?’ Have I done drugs? Yeah. But am I a drug addict? No.”

If you or someone you know is in need of help, please contact the SAMHSA substance abuse helpline at 1-800-662-HELP.


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Woolrich Repositions Its Branding

Andrea Canè doesn’t want Woolrich to be “vintage” anymore.
Canè, Woolrich’s creative director, and his team want to reposition Woolrich as an inclusive, progressive and diverse brand, which they hope is reflected with their “Woolrich: American Soul Since 1830” campaign, featuring artist Lauryn Hill, who has never appeared in a fashion campaign before.
“We knew that we needed to have an American perspective,” said Canè, who is Italian. “And as an iconic brand, we needed an iconic performer to offer her own testimonial. And Ms. Hill represents an iconic American soul.”
To celebrate the campaign, Hill will perform on Wednesday night with her children, Josh and Selah Marley, Onyx Collective and Team Vicious in New York.
Canè said Hill, who celebrates the 20th anniversary of “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” this year, had complete creative control of the campaign, which was styled by Mel Ottenberg and shot by Jack Davison. She wore Woolrich’s staple pieces — the Arctic Parka and the Silverton Coat in a red Buffalo check. Hill updated the pieces with embellishments, text and images of herself. Canè said they’ve made 20 pieces of each style, which will be available for preorder on Sept. 20 and retail from $ 1,500 to $ 3,000.
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Danielle Guizio Teams With FDNY to Create Limited-Edition Capsule Collection

FOUR-ALARM FASHION: With a few relatives who are firefighters, Danielle Guizio understands the round-the-clock dedication that goes with the job. Now the New York-based contemporary designer has created a capsule collection with the New York City Fire Department. Developed to honor the work of New York’s bravest, the nine-piece collection of genderless streetwear features FDNY logos and incorporates uniform accents and fire truck insignia.
Four years into her own company, Guizio started her career as a stylist, working with Lady Gaga’s stylist among others. More recently, she started doing a little personal shopping on the side at the request of her friends including Halsey, whom she first met six years ago. One of Giuzio’s childhood friends is now the musician’s manager. The designer said she first got to know of Halsey via the Internet. “It might have even been before Instagram,” she said.
The pair became friends during their leaner days, when each was trying to make their way. At that time, Halsey was sleeping on the floor with two of Giuzio’s other friends in a New York apartment. As for lending a hand to Gaga’s wardrobe, Guizio said she grew up singing and dancing to the six-time Grammy winner’s music in

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Adeam RTW Spring 2019

By hosting her runway show at Chelsea’s legendary Tunnel nightclub, which closed its doors in 2001, Hanako Maeda wanted to highlight the inspiration behind her pretty collection.
The designer looked at the Nineties’ club scene in the U.S. and Japan, which not only influenced her choice of colors and materials, including PVC and bold tones juxtaposed with nocturnal hues, but also resulted in a certain experimental vibe. There was nothing too rebellious about the collection, but there certainly was a creative edge mixed with charming sophistication. For example, bright orange PVC was crafted into a corset belt layered over an elegant off-the-shoulder frock with roomy sleeves, and into a polished trenchcoat worn with a nylon bow blouse tucked into a belted trouser skirt.
A Nineties’ vibe resonated not only in the yellow tartan crafted for a tailored trenchcoat and a chic double-breasted blazer cut longer in the back that was inspired by the uber-recognizable plaid suit worn by Alicia Silverstone in the iconic 1995 movie “Clueless” — one of Maeda’s favorite films — but also in the baby pink and indigo Japanese denim designs. Ranging from relaxed jackets and bootleg five-pockets to hyper-feminine bustier tops, they were embellished with sweet bows, a

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Marc Jacobs Adds Olympia Le-Tan to Design Team

PARIS — Followers of Olympia Le-Tan will have seen that in August the designer vacated her Paris apartment to move to New York. And she’s settled in fast.
The French accessories designer, known for her whimsical hand-embroidered book clutches, has joined the design team of Marc Jacobs, WWD has learned. Her title could not immediately be learned.
A company spokesman confirmed the hire, while noting there are no plans to revive the Marc by Marc Jacobs line, last helmed by Luella Bartley and accessories genius Katie Hillier. “We are excited to have Olympia join Marc’s design team. We have a talented group of designers and look for people who bring new sensibilities and ideas to help bring Marc’s vision to life,” he said.
The move marks a new chapter for Le-Tan, who in July announced on Instagram that she was leaving the brand that carries her name. Le-Tan had quietly dropped off the Paris Fashion Week calendar last fall after being placed into receivership. Though Le-Tan never divulged details, it is understood she is losing the rights to her name after parting ways with Gregory Bernard, the French producer behind films including “Lagerfeld Confidential,” who helped her set up her house in 2009.

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GoFundMe Donors Speak Out as Couple Is Accused of Spending Homeless Man’s Money: ‘Despicable’

Donors who contributed money to help a homeless man in need say they are “saddened” by reports that the New Jersey couple who launched the GoFundMe campaign may have spent the funds on luxurious vacations and even a BMW.

Johnny Bobbitt, 35, was living on the streets of Philadelphia when he famously spent his last $ 20 to buy gas for 28-year-old Kate McClure after her car broke down on Interstate 95 last October. To repay him, McClure and her 39-year-old boyfriend Mark D’Amico launched a GoFundMe campaign, with more than 14,000 people donating a total of $ 402,706 to the man.

Now, less than a year later, Bobbitt is back on the streets and McClure and D’Amico are under criminal investigation. Through his lawyer, Bobbit has accused them of engaging in fraud and conspiracy by withholding money from him and spending the funds on a lavish lifestyle.

“It looks like they scammed him. That is despicable,” donor Janine McClenny, of Houston, tells PEOPLE. “I didn’t donate money to the couple. I donated to Johnny.”

McClure and D’Amico have denied the fraud allegations contained in Bobbitt’s lawsuit, and they have not been criminally charged.

On Thursday, the Florence Police Department executed a search warrant at McClure and D’Amico’s apartment and seized the couple’s BMW, a spokesperson for the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office told PEOPLE. The search came just days after the couple’s attorney said in court that the money they had been court-ordered to hand over to Bobbitt’s legal team is all gone.

“That kind of money can bring out the worst in people,” donor Sheilah Scofield tells PEOPLE of McClure and D’Amico. “It was just too much money for them to handle,” she speculated. “I thought was right to . They were withholding money that was raised for him.”

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Burlington County Judge Paula Dow ordered the search warrant that prompted the prosecutor’s office to tow away the pair’s BMW, the spokesperson with the prosecutor’s office told PEOPLE. The spokesperson said that should criminal charges be filed, the couple could potentially face arrest.

Earlier this week, the couple’s attorney, Ernest Badway, said in court that all of the remaining funds are gone and Dow has ordered D’Amico and McClure to appear before her on Monday to explain where the money went. A court hearing is scheduled for Sept. 14.

McClure and D’Amico have said they began to keep the remaining funds from Bobbitt after he allegedly spent $ 25,000 in less than two weeks, some of it on drugs. They spoke about the incident last week on Megyn Kelly Today, claiming that they went above and beyond to track down the man’s birth certificate and get him identification.

They said they used the money raised to buy Bobbitt a camper that he asked for, an SUV, clothes, food and to admit Bobbitt to rehab for drug addiction.

Scofield says she is “saddened” by the recent developments, and McClenny tells PEOPLE that she thinks the couple should never have withheld the money.

“I don’t think the couple should have the right to decide to keep the money from Johnny,” she says. “He is an adult. They are not in a position to make decisions about how he spends money raised for him.”

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Attorneys for neither Bobbitt nor the couple immediately responded to a request for comment from PEOPLE.

“He was our family. He is our family. I still think, to this day, that he is our family,” McClure told Kelly. McClure spoke through tears as she claimed the couple’s been receiving death threats.

On Thursday, GoFundMe officials said that they would ensure Bobbitt received money through their GoFundMe Guarantee program.

“Johnny will be made whole and we’re committing that he’ll get the balance of the funds that he has not yet received or benefited from,” officials wrote on the organization’s Facebook page. “GoFundMe’s goal has always been to ensure Johnny gets support he deserves.”


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Activist Investor Questions Perry Ellis Acquisition Deal

The battle for Perry Ellis International might be heating up again.
On Thursday, Water Island Capital disclosed a 5.5 percent ownership stake in the company and in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing said it “does not believe that the merger consideration” by Feldenkreis Holdings LLC “represents fair value to the Issuer’s shareholders.” It went on to say that it is “considering various options and remedies to maximize the value of its shares in connection with the merger.”
As reported, in mid-August, the Perry Ellis Special Committee ended discussions with Randa Accessories which had submitted a higher $ 444 million offer for the company and reiterated a commitment to a $ 437 million transaction it inked with former chief executive officer George Feldenkreis to take the company private. Randa had offered $ 28.90 a share to Feldenkreis’ $ 27.50.
The special committee said the decision was a response to news that an inbound licensor would not approve a change in control of the license to Randa should it buy the company. It said the inbound licensor was the company’s largest, leaving speculation that it was Nike Inc., which has a business with Perry Ellis valued at more than $ 100 million.
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Wayne Gretzky Invests in Untuckit

The Great One has become an investor in Untuckit.
Wayne Gretzky, the former Canadian hockey player whose nickname is “The Great One” for his performance during a 20-year career — he’s still the leading scorer in National Hockey League history with more goals and assists than any other player — has invested an undisclosed amount in the company and will become a brand ambassador.
Gretzky became aware of the company during a shopping trip in St. Louis when he visited an Untuckit store. He was so enamored with the shirts that he sent a signed bottle of Wayne Gretzky Whiskey to add to the store’s collection and reached out to the company about getting involved.
The discussions led to Gretzky investing in the brand and also agreeing to appear in its marketing campaigns. 
The timing of the announcement is fortuitous since Untuckit will open its first store in Canada on Wednesday. The unit will be in Toronto’s CF Sherway Gardens and will carry the company’s full line of men’s apparel. Untuckit will also launch a Canadian e-commerce site and product fulfillment center in the city at the same time.
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Kim Shui RTW Spring 2019

Kim Shui’s spring collection was an exploration of process — namely the creation of tie-dye, but also that of deconstruction and reconstruction. She sent down one twisted and manipulated look after the next, including shirting made to be worn askew, playful pants with various flyaway panels, and skin-baring dresses in polka dots and reworked cheongsam styles. She modernized traditional qipao dresses into skirts and structured bustiers to contrast the fluid unraveling of voluminous tops, signaling a blend of eastern tradition with western ideals of sexiness. Tie-dye pieces were standouts, especially those contrasted with a fluid skirt or cropped button down with trailing shirttail. Elsewhere, she displayed a confidently quirky hand with tailored looks, including a sleeveless suit cut on one side with leopard and the other with a muted green floral.

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Seeing Double

SEEING DOUBLE: Upon entering the Kate Spade New York show Friday morning at the New York Public Library, there was someone who appeared to be Nicola Glass, the brand’s new creative director. After being greeted, though, the truth emerged:  “I’m not Nicola. I’m her identical twin sister,” said Tara Barwick, a radiologist who works in London. She said they’re frequently confused with each other, and while studying at the University of Edinburgh (in separate programs on different parts of campus pursuing completely different degrees), they would enjoy playing tricks on their friends who thought they knew them, but actually didn’t. When discussing the faux pas with Mary Beech, Kate Spade’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Beech revealed that Anna Bakst, chief executive officer of Kate Spade, is also an identical twin, but Bakst’s twin didn’t attend Friday’s show.
 

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Burt Reynolds Was Embarrassed by His Infamous Nude Cosmopolitan Shoot: ‘What an Egomaniac’

In 1972, Burt Reynolds, who died on Sept. 6 at age 82, agreed to pose completely naked for Helen Gurley Brown’s Cosmopolitan magazine — a move that he has said wasn’t a big deal, despite it turning him into a massive sex symbol.

“I didn’t know there was going to be a commotion about it,” he told Steve Harvey in March, 2018. “It wasn’t a big deal to me. I said, “I’ll do it, but I’ll have to have my hands…in front of me.”

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Reynolds, then making a joke about the size of his manhood, added, “And I have very small hands.”

During the same month, Reynolds, who later battled an addiction to painkillers in 2009, told Conan O’Brien that he was really drunk for the shoot.

“I was so drunk,” he said. “Oh I was plastered. I started drinking very early in the morning, and I went out and they said, ‘In the first scene you’ll  be doing such and such.’ I said, ‘You said I’d just be lying on the couch…I’m not taking my clothes off. I’ll come in, throw the robe off, and you roll.’ And he did.”

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He also revealed in 2017 during an appearance on Yahoo!’s The Katie Couric Interview that he “shuddered” when he looked back on the infamous shoot.

“I mean what an a–,” he continued. “What an egomaniac that would do something like that.”

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When Couric pressed Reynolds to explain why he regretted the shoot so much, he added, “I didn’t have to do that. But people thought you had to do it because it, you know, caused a little fuss and all that and I enjoyed that, but I didn’t enjoy doing it.”

In his 1994 memoir, My Life, Reynolds said that it was strange how women reacted to him after the centerfold was published.

“Standing ovations turned into burlesque show hoots and catcalls,” he wrote. “They cared more about my pubes than they did the play.”


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Knot Standard to Dress NYCFC Soccer Club

Knot Standard is partnering with the New York City Football Club to become the soccer team’s official provider of pre-game formal attire.
Starting on Sept. 8, prior to NYCFC’s home match against D.C. United, players and coaches will arrive at Yankee Stadium wearing custom suits, manufactured and tailored by the New York-based custom men’s wear brand.
John Ballay, chief executive officer and cofounder of Knot Standard, said, “There is a close connection between sports and fashion, especially in New York, and having NYCFC in our own backyard is the perfect opportunity to showcase soccer and style together.”

The NYCFC will wear Knot Standard when arriving at the stadium. 
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Knot Standard worked with the team’s players and coaches on measurements and fabric selections that are customized but at the same time pay homage to the NYCFC colors and badges.
Ballay said, “The biggest and most compelling aspect of this partnership is that fans will get to see New York City Football Club players and coaches arrive to every home game wearing custom suits from Knot Standard.”
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Vivarte Offloads Besson Chaussures

PARIS — Ailing French fashion group Vivarte continues to lighten its portfolio.
The retailer on Thursday said it has sold footwear chain Besson Chaussures to France’s Weinberg Capital Partners, in partnership with Groupe Philippe Ginestet, owner of the Gifi and Tati chains.
Founded in 1980, Besson has been under Vivarte’s ownership since 1998.
The growing brand in 2017 generated 264 million euros in sales having shifted almost 13 million units in its network of 133 stores around Paris. The new owners have agreed to keep the existing stores and the company’s 47 staff members.
Patrick Puy, president of Vivarte, said the sale supports the retailer’s strategy to focus efforts on its flagship inner-city La Halle chain. A strong mix of shoes and clothing has kick-started the brand’s momentum over the past three years and offers “strong opportunity for growth,” he said.
One of France’s largest clothing groups by sales, Vivarte has struggled to pay back about 1.5 billion euros to four investment funds that serve as shareholders and lenders to the company. The group continues to restructure and has sold off its Naf Naf, Kookaï, André and Pataugas brands in recent months, as reported.
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VFiles RTW Spring 2019

VFiles is a brand whose core is to engage and bring spotlight to young talent — musicians, models, designers — and its spring 2019 show aimed to do it all. Sponsored by Sprite and set on the floor of Barclays Center, the brand opened up its spectacle to the public with 2,800 Eventbrite tickets up for grabs. Endearing for the VFiles community and fans, a bit daunting for those invited, but overall an event with fun, elaborate style.
Post DJ set from A-Trak and a short film by Hidji Films, the fashion began with recent Parsons grad Elena Velez’s “aftermath industries” collection. The devastation and demolition of World War II inspired Velez’s use of regulation fabrics of the time. Linens and cottons were fastened to the steel bustier bodices of coats and dresses while silky parachutes were transformed and wrapped into sheer garments.
In between a few too many #PassTheAux musical performance breaks, VFiles winners Marknull, Shuting Qui and Windowsen took the runway. Wei Wang and Tim Shi of Marknull, the Beijing-based duo behind Marknull, played a mix of layered sportswear, warped plaids and some great wavy denim, paired with mini trompe l’oeil cape bags with hanger handles and flip phones;

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Veronica Beard to Open Store at the Americana Manhasset

GROWING BEARD: Veronica Beard will open a 1,300-square-foot store Friday at the Americana Manhasset. The brand already has two boutiques in Manhattan, one in Dallas and one in Los Angeles.
The store will feature Beard’s full ready-to-wear collection as well as the Veronica Beard Jeans and shoes categories. Limited-edition styles, collaborations and third-party product will also be available at the Manhasset unit, including Le Specs sunglasses, Jardin and Dannijo jewelry and Sana Jardin fragrance.
Codesigners and sisters-in-law Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard worked with interior designer Carolina de Neufville to design the store. A match stick chandelier hangs above a glass and Lucite table, anchored by a vintage Moroccan carpet with tones of pink. The space is filled with vintage furniture, leopard print accents and custom brass and copper hanging fixtures. There is also a Mastercraft credenza with Seventies vintage brass table lamps at the back of the store.
“No two Veronica Beard stores will ever be exactly alike because we like to design each with its regional location in mind,” Swanson Beard said. “The Americana Manhasset store is an extension of our world, and we knew this would be the perfect location for our next store since many of our customers

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Geoffrey Owens Calls Tyler Perry’s Job Offer ‘Generous’ After He’s Forced to Quit Trader Joe’s

Geoffrey Owens is feeling the love.

The former Cosby Show actor expressed his gratitude for the amount of support he’s received after the world learned he was working at a Trader Joe’s grocery store between acting gigs.

“It’s been surreal,” he said on Good Morning America. “It’s been nonstop contact and emails, phone calls, texts and interviews. It’s actually bizarre — a lot of fun though.”

Last week, the Daily Mail and Fox News published photos — snapped by a shopper — of Owens bagging groceries at a Trader Joe’s in New Jersey.

Owens, who worked at the grocery store for 15 months, first took the job because he wanted “flexibility” in order to stay in the entertainment business; he’s since quit over all the attention.

Following the photos going viral, filmmaker Tyler Perry offered Owens, 57, a job on an OWN drama.

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“#GeoffreyOwens I’m about to start shootings OWN’s number one drama next week! Come join us!!!” Perry tweeted.

“I have so much respect for people who hustle between gigs,” he continued. “The measure of a true artist.”

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Owens said he was touched by the offer.

“It’s certainly very generous of him,” said Ownes. “To even just put that out there is very encouraging.”

And while Owens, who played Elvin Tibideaux on The Cosby Show from 1985-92, said he was “really devastated” at first after the photos came out, he has now seen the humor in the situation.

“I never would have imagined this in my wildest dreams,” he said. “What’s a way to get publicity? Take a job at Trader Joe’s!”


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Alpha Industries Shifts Marketing Efforts

Alpha Industries has a new marketing plan.
The heritage military brand used to focus on product in its campaigns, but in an attempt to broaden its appeal as a lifestyle brand, Alpha Industries enlisted a group of heroes that work in entertainment, fashion, sports and the military for its Heroes series.
“In the past we were very focused on marketing initiatives that highlighted product,” said Alpha Industries chief executive officer Mike Cirker, whose grandfather Samuel Gelber founded the business as a military outfitter in 1959. “But I think now we are more focused on who our customer is. And who is Alpha and what do we stand for. When we think in those terms it allows us to expand the underlying tenets of the brand and we thought that heroism was a great thing to highlight.”
The campaign, which was released as a video series, features Kiari Kendrell Cephus, also known as Offset of Migos, Public School’s Dao Yi Chow, writer Minya Oh, also known as Miss Info, and Rodolfo Franklin who goes by DJ Clark Kent.
The campaign debuted with a video of Offset, who was filmed with his daughter, detailing the heroes in his life including his grandmother, who died of cancer. That

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BCBG to Offer Sunglass Lines

FUN IN THE SUN: The BCBG brands, which last month saw the opening of the second Manhattan BCBG Max Azria store in SoHo, is getting ready to introduce new sunglasses lines.
The lines, in collaboration with Allure Eyewear, will be available under the BCBG Max Azria and BCBGeneration labels. The BCBGeneration collection, available during holiday 2018, features playful pastels showcasing a bohemian West Coast vibe that targets the Millennial consumer. The older sister line, available in spring 2019, has bold and edgy silhouettes ­— from cat-eyes to slim and chunky styles — that are more in line with the fashion-forward aesthetics of the BCBG Max Azria collection.
Steve Clarke, president of Allure Eyewear, said the looks will have the “design sensibility” that represents the modern romantic spirit of BCBG.
BCBG has an ongoing agreement with ClearVision to produce the optical collections for both brands.
Brand management firm Marquee Brands acquired BCBG’s intellectual property as part of the fashion company’s exit from bankruptcy proceedings in July 2017. In repositioning the lifestyle brand, Marquee moved quickly to expand the offerings for footwear, jewelry and cold weather accessories. On the horizon is a small curated selection of beauty products for BCBGeneration. The line for lips, eyes and nails are

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Rachel Zoe RTW Spring 2019

It’s hard to believe that stylist and designer Rachel Zoe already has 31 ready-to-wear collections under her belt, but she found her formula early on — Seventies-inspired glam and California boho — and has stuck with it. She diverged just a bit toward voluminous romantic looks awash in pink for her spring 2019 offering, to great effect.
“I just all of a sudden got super feminine this season,” she said after her dinner presentation at the Hotel Bel-Air. “Something about feeling feminine but strong and being OK with that.” The blush tones have inspired many a designer each season, but Zoe has always been a strictly black, white and gold girl.
“Over the last year I started to love petal pink, blush, cranberry…and once I started, I couldn’t stop. It’s almost like the older you get, you just don’t sweat things the way you always have,” she said about breaking from her norm.
Most refreshing were the billowy silhouettes from gowns to jackets, bold sequined florals and a custom kiss print dress, but the new hues also served her classic flared pantsuits and flowy maxidresses well.
Her chic take on denim included a ruffly indigo silk gown and a two-piece set that included frayed

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Sarah Jessica Parker Attends Intimissimi Fashion Show in Verona

VERONA — “I can now wear pajamas on the streets, which is great for everybody, not just for me,” said actress, designer and businesswoman Sarah Jessica Parker ahead of the annual Intimissimi runway show, a fashion event focusing on the Italian innerwear brand’s newest lingerie collection, held here on Wednesday.
Parker chose to meet the press before the show sporting one of the brand’s pajama sets in a pale-mint lace version, matching it with high-heeled nude satin sandals from her own SJP Collection footwear line.
Intimissimi has tapped Parker as the face — and body — of the label for the first time, although it first worked with the actress back in 2012. The photo campaign and TV commercial were shot around Manhattan’s landmark locations including the city’s Public Theater and the West Village.
“It’s [about] choice, how you choose to walk out of the door, what you‘re trying to say about yourself. In the best of all possible worlds it should be your choice. I think this campaign is about feeling confident telling somebody who you are,” said Parker about the concept behind the images.
With the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements still holding momentum, Parker noted the campaign fuels the conversation around

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Meghan Markle Is Featured on Her Alma Mater Northwestern’s Latest Alumni Page

Northwestern University has a long list of respected alumni, but only one has gone on to become real-life royalty.

Meghan Markle tops the school’s alumni page in new recruitment material. According to fan page HarrysMeghri, the 37-year-old’s image (with the caption “Meghan Markle, Humanitarian and Duchess of Sussex) is positioned next to IBM’s chairman, president and CEO Virginia Rometty.

“You can do anything when you take a Northwestern Direction,” says text below Meghan’s photo. “They did.”

Meghan is also listed on School of Communication’s notable alumni list as “the Duchess of Sussex, member of the British Royal Family. Former actress and star of Suits.” (She’s in good company — Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Seth Meyers, David Schwimmer, Zach Braff, Stephen Colbert and Warren Beatty are all Wildcats!)

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Meghan double-majored in theater and international relations. She was also a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

Understandably thrilled about their alumna’s royal status, the sorority shared a composite photo from Meghan’s days as a Kappa during the 2000-2001 school year. Kappa Kappa Gamma congratulated Meghan and Harry on their engagement on social media.

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Meghan’s former professor, Harvey Young, who had her in his “Studies in Black Performance” class in the spring of 2003, told the Chicago Sun-Times that she was a “respectful” student and thought she had a lot of potential in the industry.

“She reminded me of a lot of our other very promising alumni, in that she was passionate about theater and really had a sense of self-confidence that you could imagine would allow her to weather the storms of the professional world,” Young told the Sun-Times.


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Public School’s Next Act

Public School is like a cat with nine lives.
The pioneering streetwear brand, which launched in 2008, has been in and out of the limelight over the past decade as it navigated the vagaries of the fashion industry.
And when it opens the doors to its pop-up with Nike today, it will mark the latest reinvention strategy for the brand.
Last year, Public School collaborated with Nike on a sneaker centered around the Air Force 1. Although the initial design was created for the shoe’s 35th anniversary, it was never released to the public. That will change today when the sneaker will be front and center — along with complimentary apparel — at PSNY’s pop-up space at 3 Howard Street in Manhattan. The shoe will be released globally on Wednesday.
This is the first time Public School has worked with the core Nike collection, although the designers collaborated on the company’s Jordan brand since 2014.
To celebrate the new partnership, the designers and Nike will host a Streetball Classic event on a court on East Houston Street before the store opens to the public tonight.

Public School and Nike’s new retail activation in New York. 
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“We’re doing a basketball tournament in celebration of our AF1 collaboration,” explained

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The Very Warm Partnering With Barneys

The Very Warm, a New York-based outerwear brand, has teamed with Barneys New York once again for an exclusive capsule that will launch next month.
Called the City Series, the brand has created three styles that will be sold in the retailer’s stores in three different cities: New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. The styles — a coach’s jacket, which will retail for $ 215, a bomber for $ 295 and a parka for $ 400 — will feature localized, custom artwork that represents the city in which they will be sold. The jackets for each market will only be sold in that city.
The back of the jackets sport the name of the city while the inside features collage art by Gil Goren that speaks to the distinct character of each city. The New York version, for example, features Wall Street, JFK International Airport, and other graphics.
 

The interior artwork in The Very Warm’s jacket for Barneys. 

The capsule will be available beginning in the middle of October, and if successful, The Very Warm hopes to roll out the program to other locations.
The Very Warm was founded last fall by cousins Shai and David Peyser, whose family owns Weatherproof, in order to break into the contemporary outerwear market. For

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Zac Posen Presents Spring — With a Little Help From Friends

Like lots of designers, Zac Posen wears many hats. In fact, he says it shakes out to 16 collections a year. He designs for Brooks Brothers; recently updated the uniforms at Delta Air Lines; released a cookbook; judges on “Project Runway,” and released a documentary. But it was his namesake label that started it all.
To present that collection for spring 2019, Posen is once again forgoing a traditional runway show — something he has done for several seasons — in favor of images and a film. The difference this season is that the film has a more narrative- and character-driven feeling. Gia Coppola shot the piece, with Maya Hawke as muse. To Posen, Hawke was more than just a subject — both she and Coppola are close personal friends, and Hawke, who was looped in and confirmed while he was still designing the collection, helped to influence his designs for the season. So spring 2019 was a family affair.
“The original Zac girl is a creative free spirit. When I think of my early muses, this collection has almost come full circle to that idea. It’s not grande dame, or overt glamour, there is a new side to it,” he says

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Roberto Cavalli Unveils New Digital Platform

MILAN — Roberto Cavalli has teamed with Black & White, Farfetch Group’s independently run business unit and e-commerce platform, to launch its new Web site.
Featuring big images and bold, graphic fonts, the new robertocavalli.com enables users not only to fully discover the different brands under the Roberto Cavalli Group umbrella, but to shop among a range of Cavalli products. They span from the men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and accessories collections to children’s wear and Roberto Cavalli Home interior design items, for the first time available via the company’s e-commerce. Shipments are currently made to 120 countries.
“The launch of this new, innovative and high-end digital platform marks another important step in the further development of the Roberto Cavalli company, which under the creative direction of Paul Surridge has entered a new phase, combing the brand’s signature glamorous and luxurious approach with a more dynamic and contemporary vision,” said Roberto Cavalli Group chief executive officer Gian Giacomo Ferraris. “For the execution of this new project, we found an outstanding partner in Black & White, which offered the support to deliver a first-class digital shopping experience for Roberto Cavalli.”

The Roberto Cavalli fall 2018 ad campaign photographed by Mario Sorrenti. 
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Nevada Mom Who Reported 3-Year-Old Son Missing Is Arrested After Boy’s Body is Found in Park

One day after a Las Vegas mom reported her 3-year-old son missing from a park, police have arrested the mom and the child’s father after finding the boy’s dead body, PEOPLE confirms.

Authorities called off the search for Daniel Theriot after they discovered his body Monday in a remote area near Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Las Vegas Metro Police Homicide Lt. Ray Spencer told reporters at a Monday press conference.

Neither the 20-year-old mother nor the child’s 40-year-old father, whom authorities identified as the woman’s boyfriend, were immediately named. But both could face potential murder charges as well as child abuse charges after authorities located the victim’s 2-year-old sibling and gave the sibling to Child Protective Services, Spencer said.

Police earlier reported that the blond, blue-eyed Daniel was last seen about 8:45 a.m. Sunday, according to social media posts from the department seeking the public’s help.

The mother said she’d been in Sunset Park with her son and was using her phone when the boy wandered off. But when no other witnesses could corroborate seeing the woman and her son together at the park, police dug deeper into her story, Spencer said.

He declined to reveal anything about how police discovered the body or how the child died, but did say “there was nothing accidental about it.”

He also said that authorities believe Daniel may have been dead at least 12 hours before he was reported missing.

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He said the parents have a criminal history but had not previously been investigated by child welfare workers.

“Having children is stressful,” he said. “Having toddlers is stressful. Having babies is stressful.”

“If you find yourself in a situation where you cannot care for your child, you can take your child to a fire station, you can take your child to a hospital, but this is absolutely — this is hard to deal with,” he said.

It could not be determined if they’d obtained an attorney.


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Doug Ewert to Leave as CEO of Tailored Brands in September

Tailored Brands caused a few jaws to drop Tuesday afternoon when it said that Doug Ewert, its longtime chief executive officer, will be retiring from his position and his post on the board on Sept. 30. At the same time, Bruce Thorn resigned from his position as president and chief operating officer, effective Aug. 31. The company said Thorn is leaving to pursue another opportunity and his new role is expected to be revealed shortly.
Tailored Brands said that “to ensure an orderly transition,” Ewert will serve as a strategic adviser to the company until the end of the calendar year. The board is currently initiating “a comprehensive search process” to identify a new ceo.
Ewert did not respond to a request for further comment on Tuesday.
Ewert, 54, has been with the parent company of Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank for more than two decades. But his tenure in the past few years has been rocky. He was at the helm of the business during a nasty, public fight with the corporation’s founder, George Zimmer, that resulted in Zimmer being ousted from the firm in 2013.
Ewert was also in charge during the $ 1.8 billion acquisition of competitor Jos. A. Bank Clothiers

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Montaigne Market Sets Formula 1-Themed Exhibition

SPEED DEMON: Montaigne Market, the Paris concept store that recently moved into new digs on Avenue Matignon, has collaborated with photographer Mathieu César on a Formula 1-themed exhibition.
Titled “Race Kit,” the show, timed with the Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship that wraps on Nov. 25, centers on César’s passion for the sporting event. Known for his black-and-white fashion films and celebrity portraits, the French photographer also dedicated his first tome to the theme, which will launch at the exhibition.
Set to run from Sept. 24 to Oct. 8, the exhibition will see the first floor of the Parisian luxury boutique transformed into a custom racing track, complete with miniature cars created by French furniture manufacturer Hervet and a display of 50 racing helmets.
Fashion-wise, cult Milan-based fashion brand MSGM has designed a racing-themed capsule collection based on the aesthetic of vintage racing sponsors. Creative director Massimo Giorgetti dreamed up a scarf, baseball hat and pair of socks blending MSGM’s bold lettering with traditional racing codes, like the black-and-white-checkered flag motif.
Other themed releases include custom pouches by accessory designer Hugo Matha and ceramic helmets by art duo Mon Colonel & Spit.

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Kering Sponsors Return of Historic Héloïse and Abélard Chest to France

TRUE ROMANCE: The so-called Héloïse and Abélard reliquary chest is to go on display in public for the first time as part of this year’s European Heritage Days, thanks to the patronage of Kering.
The chest, which contains relics and documents relating to the story of Héloïse d’Argenteuil and Pierre Abélard, a tale of impossible love that is said to have inspired a number of romantic writers in the 18th century, will be presented at the luxury group’s Paris headquarters on the weekend of Sept. 15 and 16 before entering the collection of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. The luxury group’s historic headquarters, opened in September 2016, are in the former Laennec hospital on Rue de Sèvres.
Kering in supporting the project said it was responding to a call from the French Ministry for Culture and Communication to keep this “national treasure” in France.
“This reflects our commitment to preserving, enriching and promoting France’s artistic and cultural legacy. For these same reasons I wanted this national treasure to be unveiled to the public during the European Heritage Days, in an unprecedented dialogue with the Pinault Collection, in this exceptional venue,” said François-Henri Pinault, chairman and chief executive officer of Kering.

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Justin Bieber’s Fiancée Hailey Baldwin Is Ignoring Critics’ ‘Negativity’ About Their Romance

Hailey Baldwin is too blessed to be stressed!

I’m beyond excited,” the 21-year-old model and Drop the Mic, who is engaged to marry Justin Bieber, told Australia’s Stellar magazine, in an interview published on Saturday.

Baldwin also went on to share that she’s not letting herself get too caught up in what the haters have to say about her relationship with the “Sorry” singer, 25.

“I don’t think it’s affected me really. I have learned to just try my best to ignore the negativity at this time so that I can enjoy this season of my life,” she remarked.

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The couple got engaged during a romantic vacation to the Bahamas on July 7 and confirmed the exciting news on social media two days after the proposal.

“Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast, listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you!” Bieber wrote in the caption. “So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY. I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make.”

Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast, listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you! So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY. I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make. My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first! You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldn’t want to spend it with anybody else. You make me so much better and we compliment eachother so well!! Can’t wait for the best season of life yet!. It’s funny because now with you everything seems to make sense! The thing I am most excited for is that my little brother and sister get to see another healthy stable marriage and look for the same!!! Gods timing really is literally perfect, we got engaged on the seventh day of the seventh month, the number seven is the number of spiritual perfection, it’s true GOOGLE IT! Isn’t that nuts? By the way I didn’t plan that, anyways My goodness does feel good to have our future secured! WERE GONNA BE BETTER AT 70 BABY HERE WE GO! “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains FAVOR from the Lord!” This is the year of favor!!!!

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Though the couple have barely spent a day apart since getting engaged, they recently decided to push back their wedding plans, according to a source close to Bieber and Baldwin

“The wedding planning has slowed down a bit,” the source told PEOPLE earlier this month.

“It was getting quite intense and they realized they want to enjoy being engaged for a while…It’s not like they need to rush — they are both so young,” the source continued, adding, “They aren’t slowing things down though because they are unsure if they want to marry; they definitely want to get married.”


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What to Watch: Men’s Market Grows Although Changes Abound

Men’s wear continues to make strides as guys from all walks of life prove that it’s not only women that care how they look.
From the red-hot streetwear market to suits with a slim modern fit — and technical attributes in everything — men continue to upgrade their wardrobes to keep up with the latest trends.
And it’s showing in the numbers.
Men’s wear is now estimated to represent 40 percent of the global apparel market and continues to grow. According to Euromonitor International, global sales of men’s wear increased 3.7 percent to $ 419 billion in 2017, outpacing women’s, which rose 3.4 percent to $ 643 billion.
In the U.S., sales hit $ 85 billion last year and are on track to rise 1.1 percent to over $ 86 billion this year, Euromonitor projected.
Other firms’ figures bear that out as well. According to Statista, retail sales of the men’s market in the U.S. were $ 62.1 billion in 2013 and are projected to hit nearly $ 75 billion this year.
And NPD Group said for the six months ended June 2018, total men’s apparel sales rose 3 percent to $ 29 billion with active bottoms and knit shirts gaining in popularity while dress shirts and woven shirts declined. For the second

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‘Project Runway All-Star’ Helen Castillo Designs Jumpsuit for Blue Man Group

DOWNTOWN BLUES: For the first time in 27 years, the Blue Man Group is adding a new item to their wardrobe. “Project Runway All-Star” Helen Castillo has created a jumpsuit for the three performance artists and, unlike their stage makeup, the design is not entirely blue.
Raised in New York, the designer attended an arts magnet middle school and subsequently saw her share of traditional Broadway shows. “Kids at school would always boast about their parents or the ‘cool aunt’ taking them to see this show. I grew up knowing it [BMG] as a household name. When I was invited to see a night showing of BMG, I couldn’t believe how close it was to St. Marks Place, where I hung out as a teenager getting my first tattoo and piercings,” she said. “It was refreshing to know there’s still an authentic New York tradition being maintained at Astor Place Theatre.”
Seen by 35 million people worldwide, the show is relatable to Castillo, who likes getting creative, messy and having fun. “Typically, I am inspired by paintings or art movements, so this opportunity was a stroke of fate. Just like visiting The Met to view the costume exhibitions, or photo galleries, the

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Second Edition of Green Carpet Fashion Award by Chopard to be Unveiled in Venice

MILAN – The second edition of the Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia, will be once again held at the La Scala theater — this year on Sept. 23 — and organizers Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, Eco-Age and Chopard will unveil this year’s trophy on Saturday in Venice during the city’s Film Festival.
In accordance with Chopard’s commitment to produce all its watches and jewelry in ethical gold starting in July, the statuette is crafted from Fairmined-certified ethical gold.
“Once again we are delighted to be able to have the opportunity to work with The Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia for this year’s ceremony,” said Caroline Scheufele, copresident and artistic director of Chopard, as the awards “are closely aligned” with the company’s values of sustainability and the “celebration of the artisans involved in all levels of our supply chains.”
The trophy represents a woman, whose long braid is produced in Fairmined-certified ethical gold. “Draped in a long robe made of aluminum to lend a lighter touch, the silhouette of this noble 21st-century heroine evokes the models sketched by fashion designers,” stated the company. “She appears surrounded by a halo, borne by a thermoformed Plexiglas cape featuring engravings evoking a golden apple tree.”
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Shan’ann Watts Brother ‘Always Worried About Her and the Girls’ But ‘Couldn’t Protect Them’

The younger brother of Shan’ann Watts says that he had always worried about his big sister and her daughters living in Colorado, because he wouldn’t be around to keep them from harm.

In an emotional statement read aloud at Shan’ann’s funeral, Frankie Rzucek remembered his big sister as being an ambitious, loving woman who couldn’t wait to become a mom.

From a young age, I always knew my sister was going to be successful — and nothing would stand in her way,” Rzucek’s statement read.  “She was born to be a mother. Boy, was she ready! Closets were full even before she knew she was pregnant. She couldn’t wait. She was my mom, times ten — whether either one of them wanted to admit it. She had ambition in her eyes and wanted a great life for her children and herself.”

Rzucek went on to say that his sister excelled at motherhood. “They were always well-dressed and well mannered,” he wrote. “She taught them to be brave and independent, just like Shan’ann. She was very successful and independent, before any man came along — and that’s just the way she wanted it.”

But despite Shan’ann’s independence, Rzucek was always concerned about the distance between them.

“I always worried about her and the girls being so far because I couldn’t protect them,” he wrote. “Growing up, she was a perfect role model. She had a lot of friends and was very popular, which made it hard for me being her little brother trying to protect her from heartbreak and other things. She moved out at 18 and never looked back.”

Frankie did not mention Shan’ann’s husband, Chris Watts, who is accused of murdering his entire family. He has previously lashed out at Chris, calling him a “heartless psychopath” and saying that he “stole my whole world.”

Chris Watts has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder as well as other charges in the deaths of his wife and two daughters, Bella, 4. and Celeste, 3. He is being held without bond at the Weld County Jail. He has not yet entered a plea.

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In an interview with police, Chris Watts claimed that he only strangled his wife after he saw her on the baby monitor strangling their two children — a claim that police have said they do not believe.

As the case against Chris Watts continues, Shan’ann’s family continues to mourn the woman who seemed to have the life everyone envied. “She was ready to take on the world, and we know she did,” Frankie Rzucek concluded in his statement. “I love you always, your brother, Frankie.”


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Ewert Departure Seen as His Decision, but Firm Ready for Next Chapter

It was Doug Ewert’s choice to leave Tailored Brands, but his departure as chief executive officer is also seen as an opportunity to get some fresh blood into the company.
That was the consensus of the men’s wear community on Wednesday as they continued to digest the surprise news late Tuesday that the longtime leader of the Fremont, Calif.-based company would be exiting at the end of September. Ewert, 54, said after the market closed on Tuesday that he would be retiring after a 23-year career with the men’s wear retailer.
Wall Street was apparently not rattled by the news since the company’s stock rose 4 percent Wednesday to close at $ 23.39.
On Wednesday, Ewert told WWD he would be open to providing more details about his decision and future plans after the company’s earnings are released on Sept. 12.
Coincidentally, the news of Ewert’s impending departure came at the same time Bruce Thorn, president and chief operating officer, said he too would be leaving Tailored Brands. Thorn, 51, has been named president and ceo of Big Lots Inc. He will assume that role at the end of September.
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Kara Ross Docuseries Follows Female Artisans

Kara Ross is temporarily switching mediums — making the jump from jewelry to film.
The entrepreneur’s charitable organization, Unleashed, will release a documentary series called #ConnectingThread, set to premiere online on Oct. 11.
The docuseries focuses on female artisans worldwide and is directed by a handful of Oscar-nominated or Oscar-winning female directors including Amy Berg, Chris Hegedus and Lucy Walker. Its premise is directly tied to Unleashed’s mission, which aims to support female artisans on a global scale. The three-part series was filmed in locations as diverse as India and New York City.
Ross said of the series in a statement: “#ConnectingThread has been a project of creative collaboration. After years of running my jewelry business, it’s been a joyful journey into something new and exciting that helps support female artisans and entrepreneurs. I love discovering these stories, connecting with our subjects, working with such talented directors, and the entire film/production process.”
The series will be available for viewing through Refinery 29.

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Chiara Ferragni’s Wedding Dress Unveiled

THEY DO: Chiara Ferragni: Italian, blonde, influencer, entrepreneur, mother and, now, wife.
The personality behind The Blonde Salad digital platform and the Chiara Ferragni Collection footwear and accessories label married Italian singer Federico Lucia, better known as Fedez, in a civil ceremony in Noto, Sicily, on Saturday.
As reported, Ferragni’s wedding dress was specially designed by Dior’s artistic director of women’s collections Maria Grazia Chiuri, who also attended the ceremony.
The white Dior haute couture style featured a long-sleeved crochet lace top juxtaposed with a tulle skirt embellished with a thin ribbon belt. A long white veil and white, Dior sling-back pointy shoes completed the ensemble. Ferragni’s hair was styled in a simple updo while her makeup was kept natural to emphasize her blue eyes.

The groom opted for a Versace outfit, comprising a black suit and white shirt, with no tie but only golden Medusa cufflinks and a gold watch as accessories.
The six bridesmaids, who included Ferragni’s sisters Valentina and Francesca, donned sustainable custom-made Alberta Ferretti gowns. Offered in two variations, one featuring a deep V neckline and another with a sweetheart neckline, the pink silk georgette pleated style with lace inlays was developed in collaboration with Livia Firth’s brand consultancy Eco-Age, according to

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Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy Welcome a Baby Boy

It’s a boy!

Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy have welcomed their second child, the Associated Press reports.

The couple, who kept the sex of the baby a secret, welcomed a baby boy on Monday, Aug. 27.

Danes, 39, and Dancy, 43, — who wed in 2009 — are already parents to 5-year-old son Cyrus Michael Christopher.

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In April, the Homeland star surprised fans when she announced on The Howard Stern Show that she was “seriously preggo” and “deep into my second trimester.”

She also revealed, “This was planned. We’ve been wanting another kid for a while, and it happened.”

Danes has been on hiatus from filming her hit Showtime spy thriller — and it’s a break the actress has more than welcomed.

“It feels like a huge luxury,” she said in June. “When I was pregnant with my first son, I worked until I was in my eighth month, so this feels like a huge gift, to have a chance to kick my feet up a little bit.”

And Cyrus is ready to be a big brother!

In May, Danes told PEOPLE her son was calling their baby on the way as “his baby.”

“He’s excited and showing a little ambivalence too,” she said.


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Kaia Gerber Reveals the It Girl Way to Wear a Fall Blazer

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Destination XL Narrows Losses in Second Quarter

Destination XL Group cut its losses in the second quarter as comparable-store sales rose and a spring advertising campaign paid dividends.
In the period ended Aug. 4, the Canton, Mass.-based big and tall men’s retailer said losses fell to $ 1.2 million, or 2 cents a diluted share, from $ 3.7 million, or 8 cents a share, in the same quarter last year. Comparable-store sales rose 3.3 percent in the period while total sales rose 0.9 percent to $ 122.1 million, up from $ 121.1 million last year.
On a non-GAAP basis, adjusted net income for the second quarter was 1 cent a diluted share, as compared to adjusted net loss of 3 cents a diluted share for the prior-year second quarter. Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization for the second quarter was $ 8.8 million compared to $ 6.7 million in the prior-year quarter.
David Levin, president and chief executive officer, noted that this was the third consecutive quarter of comparable-store sales growth for the 343-unit chain. “The performance was broad-based across channels and all regions of the country and was achieved with 8.4 percent less inventory than we had a year ago. This was another quarter of successful execution against our strategic initiatives and we are well positioned for continued progress

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Selena Gomez to Appear at Coach’s New Grove Pop-up

Selena Gomez will walk the cobblestone streets of The Grove in Los Angeles on Sept. 5 to celebrate the Coach x Selena Gomez collection pop-up there, a specially contsructed shop outside Coach’s permanent store that opens Aug. 31 and runs through Sept. 10.
Designed for the second creative collaboration between the pop superstar and the brand, which was unveiled earlier this month and included the first ready-to-wear pieces done in collaboration with Coach creative director Stuart Vevers, the temporary shop will feature the latest Gomez campaign.

The Coach x Selena Gomez pop-up at The Grove. 
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“It’s really fun creating with Selena. She has a strong point of view and knows what she wants. We chat, catch up and just play — it’s really natural,” Vevers said.
Said Gomez, “I felt so relieved and so proud when I saw the collection for the first time. You put so much thought and work behind it; it truly represents who I am. It is very soft, it has a combination of silks and lace, sweaters and hoodies. Combining all of that into one closet feels so good.”
The opening will coincide with a promotion for fans to shop the Selena Bond Bag, one of two new styles the

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Artist Mirabelle Marden Installs ‘Garage Sale’ Retail Project

Mirabelle Marden, an artist by practice, trade and lineage, continues to toy with nostalgic elements of the retail experience.
Today she will reveal a new shoppable installation, “Garage Sale,” inside her gallery Plain Pleasures, which is located on the second floor of an unnamed Chinatown mall in Manhattan. Over the last two years, the two-story building at 75 East Broadway has evolved into a nexus for experimental retail, spearheaded by artists, designers and thinkers.
Marden opened her first effort there, called Plain Pleasures Market in December — setting a colorful holiday souk stuffed with traveled souvenirs, friends’ craftworks and vintage odds and ends. In the months since, her mall space has become a revolving door of art shows and guest pop-up shops from friends like Stella Schnabel.
For Marden, keeping store at Plain Pleasures is about replicating travel experiences and “creating an environment. I’m making an expression of how I see things. Whenever I go somewhere I like to look at the markets and everyday stores — they let you experience a place.”
Garage Sale will include items sourced and rummaged on trips to Lisbon, Nevis, Marrakesh, Mexico City and Paris. “I wanted it to look like a storage space, I hung up old

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The Strange Reason John McCain Refused to Take Direct Flights From Phoenix to D.C. for 30 Years

When federal restrictions prevented airlines from flying directly between Washington, D.C. and any city more than 1,250 miles away, Sen. John McCain took a stand on behalf of his adoptive hometown of Phoenix.

The federal perimeter rule required that all flights to and from Reagan National Airport must be shorter than 1,250 miles, and in 1999, the six-term senator led an effort to repeal it, hoping this would improve business for Phoenix-based airline America West and benefit Arizona in general, according to Travel + Leisure. The flight between Phoenix and Washington, D.C. is 1,979 miles.

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The Vietnam vet’s bill failed, but it did encourage Congress to start making “beyond-perimeter exemptions.” Starting in 2000, America West began service from Reagan National Airport to Phoenix, USA Today reports, but McCain never boarded the flight.

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Some opponents of the senator suggested McCain’s efforts to eliminate the rule were to shorten his commute, not to benefit the people of Arizona, something he felt he couldn’t stand for.

“To John, that was such an abhorrent thing to be accused of, he just took it off the table and said, ‘OK, I won’t fly it,”’ American Airlines CEO Doug Parker, then the CEO of America West, told USA Today. “I don’t think any other member would make that statement.”

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McCain’s stubbornness once got in the way of his professional commitments, Parker shared. The late senator was flying to an event where he was slated to introduce then-President George W. Bush, but his connecting flight was canceled.

The man who would stand in for him, another Arizona Republican, had taken the direct flight.

“He wouldn’t take the nonstop even to get to an event on time,” Parker said.

Sen. Jeff Flake, also a Republic from Arizona, backed up Parker’s story about McCain’s commitment, as well. Flake began his career in Washington, D.C, in 2001, it wasn’t until “years and years” later that McCain finally took the direct flight.

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Flake remembers that when he decided to make the switch, he said, “I’ve done my penance, I guess.”

Parker said that one of the first times Sen. McCain used the direct flight was to arrive home in time to see one of his seven children graduate. When there wasn’t any controversy afterward, Parker recalled McCain thought, “OK, no one seems to care. I think the statute of limitations has run out.”

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Sen. McCain died on Saturday at age 81, one day after his family announced that he would be stopping treatment for his stage-four brain cancer. He was diagnosed in July 2017.

“Last summer, Senator John McCain shared with Americans the news our family already knew: he had been diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma, and the prognosis was serious,” the family’s statement said. “In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict. With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment.”

RELATED: McCain Family Attends Public Viewing to Hug and Exchange Stories with Thousands of Mourners

Sen. McCain will be laid to rest on Saturday at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, Maryland, with a private service at the National Cathedral beforehand. On Friday, there will be a public viewing in the United States Capitol before a procession from to the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial.


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This Clueless Fashion Trend Is Totally Back and Better Than Ever

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Undefeated Forges Partnership With Esports

Esports is tapping into streetwear.
The gaming league has teamed with Undefeated, a sneaker and streetwear retailer based in Los Angeles, to create a jersey for the New York Excelsior, which is New York City’s first professional eSports franchise. It is one of the 12 founding franchises of Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch League, which is owned by Sterling.VC, a venture capital fund supported by Sterling Equities.
“Excelsior wanted to create a unique approach to team apparel,” said Collette Gangemi, the head of merchandise and consumer products for the New York Excelsior. “Most eSports apparel is semi-juvenile. I was brought on to take more of a streetwear collaboration approach. When you are starting a league in New York and trying to build a community, having apparel that people can buy into helps that.”
Undefeated has worked with EA Sports on an NBA Live 18 event, but this is its first time partnering with eSports. James Bond, the cofounder of Undefeated, sees overlap in the streetwear and gaming communities.
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Alabama Chanin Will Be Back in the City During New York Fashion Week

SOUTH OF THE CITY: After a nine-year break from New York Fashion Week, Alabama Chanin will be back on the scene with a private showing Sept. 4 to Sept. 7 at the Bowery Hotel.
The label’s namesake, Natalie Chanin, has been quietly building the sustainable-focused business in Florence, Ala. Committed to cultivating craftsmanship via the artisans and seamstresses that help to produce the collection, the company has been rooted in sustainable production for nearly 20 years. Its offerings are a combination of hand-sewn and machine-made garments. Chanin said, “It feels like our latest designs really stand out from work we’ve done in recent years, so it was important to us to join NYFW again. We’ve worked for many years now to build our manufacturing facility, improve our U.S.-based organic supply chain and develop these new designs.”
Chanin consults with other designers and brands such as Patagonia. For more than four years, the label has been working on a line of upcycled products using down jackets from Patagonia’s recycling program. Recently, Alabama Chanin has been exploring “the future of craft” with a major athletic company. “As our manufacturing capabilities have grown, so have the opportunities to work closely with established brands,” Chanin said.
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Michael Vollbracht Tribute Planned for September at Parsons

The life and work of Michael Vollbracht will be celebrated Sept. 4 at a memorial at The New School’s Parsons School of Design.
Iris Apfel, Bethann Hardison, Kay Unger, Joel Towers, Jeffrey Banks and Stan Herman will be among the 12 speakers who will pay tribute to the fashion designer and illustrator, who died in June at the age of 70. The event will start at 6 p.m. at the school’s auditorium at 66 West 12th Street in Manhattan.
After years of working as an illustrator, Vollbracht switched camps to fashion design and earned a Coty award in his second season. In 1980, two years after starting his signature label without any outside funding, Vollbracht, a dedicated movie fan, told WWD, “I owe my talent to American films.” He also shared his cinematic view of the world with Bill Blass, whom he helped with a museum retrospective at Indiana University and the company, which he took over the creative reigns from Lars Nilsson in 2003.
In addition, donations in Vollbracht’s honor will be accepted to support a scholarship in his name through the Parsons Scholars program. The Kay Unger Family Foundation will match every donation that is received. Vollbracht graduated from Parsons in

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Dog Friends Rescued from ‘Bad Situation’ Insist on Cuddling at All Times

Charity and Suzy Q have been through a lot — but at least they have each other.

Pit bull mix Charity and Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua mix Suzy Q were recently seized from their former owner, along with two other dogs, and brought to Mississippi’s Jackson County Animal Shelter, where they quickly caught the eye of adoption coordinator Maridee Bond Mallette.

“Every time I pass, they’re always laying together in some new, adorable position,” she tells PEOPLE of the bonded pair.

Charity and Suzy Q were brought into the shelter in sorry shape. Mallette said both dogs arrived from a “bad situation” dirty, skinny, infested with fleas and battling demodex — a parasite that lives in the hair follicles and causes hair loss. Charity is almost completely bald.

After coming from all this negativity, it seems Charity and Suzy Q have found one positive: they’re together.

And things are only getting better. Staff at Jackson County Animal Shelter, which serves the county and its surrounding cities, have bathed the dogs, trimmed their nails and provided them with the care they desperately need. The canine companions will soon be on their way to Third Coast Rescue, where they will be able to receive even more attention and work on finding a forever home.

Since this pair is obviously bonded, Jackson County Animal Shelter and Third Coast Rescue want the dogs to eventually be adopted together. Before the buddies move to a new home, they will be fully vetted by the rescue and placed in a foster home to heal and grow their hair back.

Once Charity and Suzy Q are their best selves, they can start the exciting process of finding their perfect pet parents.


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Mike Amiri Details Retail Strategy

Mike Amiri’s Los Angeles-based line is only four and a half years old, but he already considers brands such as Prada and Gucci his peers. And because of this, he thought it was important to debut his fall 2018 collection, which he calls his most comprehensive, fully realized effort so far, in Paris instead of the U.S.
“I believe there is new space for independent brands in the context of luxury to have a voice,” Amiri said. “Before there were so many different walls. But playing on that stage is important and it shows the collection in the context of brands who I consider peers. We only sell to shops where we are adjacent to these brands.”
Amiri was speaking on the phone from Tokyo where he’s recently opened a pop-up within Restir, an independent boutique, that will sell his fall 2018 collection along with a capsule that he created in collaboration with Warner Bros., which is inspired by the Eighties movie the “The Lost Boys.”
“Restir is one of the few accounts we sell to in Japan and I like that it’s an independent shop that’s off the beaten path,” Amiri said. “I thought it was time to have more of a presence

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Hervé Léger Has a New Creative Director

Christian’s New Gig: Contemporary designer brand Hervé Léger, best known for its body-con “bandage” dresses, has a new creative director: Christian Juul Nielsen.
According to Nielsen’s LinkedIn profile, he also has served as the creative director at advanced contemporary brand Land of Distraction since November 2016. It is understood that he will continue at the startup brand while bringing a shot of energy to the Hervé Léger brand. The latter was part of the BCBG portfolio owned by Max Azria until the company fell on hard times and found itself in bankruptcy proceedings last year. Brand management firm Marquee Brands acquired the BCBG trademarks — including Hervé Léger — and then sold the Hervé Léger brand to Authentic Brands Group. ABG is also a brand management firm.
The profile also said Nielsen’s past stints include senior designer, women’s wear, at Christian Dior; consulting design director at J. Mendel; design director for Oscar de la Renta, and designer for Nina Ricci. Sources said he has been working on the new Hervé Léger line since the summer in preparation for a presentation at New York Fashion Week next month.
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Global Fashion Agenda and IFM Join Forces to Advance Sustainability in Fashion

PARIS — Denmark and France are aligning their efforts on the sustainability in fashion front.
Copenhagen-based Global Fashion Agenda and Paris fashion school, Institut Français de la Mode, or the IFM, on Wednesday signed a memorandum outlining their commitment to establishing more partnership agreements to accelerate initiatives in the field. 
The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding took place at the opening of the Economic Forum, with as its backdrop French President Emmanuel Macron’s state visit to Denmark. Present at the event were French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire; Dominique Jacomet, dean of the IFM; and Pascal Morand, executive president of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode.
“Confronting those global challenges requires a united effort,” said Eva Kruse, chief executive officer of Global Fashion Agenda, a leadership forum on fashion sustainability which organizes the annual Copenhagen Fashion Summit as well as the yearly industry report, Pulse of the Fashion Industry. “The French fashion industry is one of the world’s most powerful and influential, which is why we already work closely with sustainability pioneer and leading French luxury group Kering, but signing this MoU is vital to accomplishing broader changes in French fashion companies and to creating concrete initiatives to educate and guide industry

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Inside Eddie Murphy’s Rollercoaster Love Life: From Dating a Spice Girl to Baby No. 10

At 57, Eddie Murphy is set to soon become a father of 10 with his girlfriend Paige Butcher expecting her second child in December.

Since Murphy broke through on the comedy scene in the 1980s, he’s been connected to multiple women and fostered a large, loving family.

In the wake of his latest baby news, here’s a look back on his romantic connections over the decades.

Mid-1980s
Murphy meets Whitney Houston and the two had a quiet romance. “I watched them once at a party,” family friend and employee Ellen White told PEOPLE. “Eddie came in, cameras were flashing and they just looked at each other and talked and laughed like they were the only two people in the room.”

1988He meets future wife Nicole Mitchell.

1989
The Oscar nominee is connected to Paulette McNeely and they welcome Murphy’s oldest son Eric, now 29, in July of that year. Murphy’s oldest daughter and first child with Mitchell, Bria, is born in November of that year.

1990
In November, Murphy’s girlfriend Tamara Hood gives birth to his son Christian, now 27.

1993
Murphy and Mitchell tie the knot in January and welcome Myles, now 25, in November.

1994
Their daughter Shayne Audra, 23, is born in October.

1997
The former Saturday Night Live cast member gets stopped by police at 4:45am after picking up a transvestite prostitute, born a male but identifying as a female, at a homosexual prostitution spot in West Hollywood. Police found that no illegal activity occurred on Murphy’s end, but the sex worker was picked up on an outstanding prostitution warrant. Murphy later claimed he was just giving her a ride home.

1999–2002
Murphy and his wife stay together and go on to have two more kids, daughters Zola Ivy, 18, and Bella Zahra, 16.

2006
Murphy announces he and Nicole are divorcing. “The welfare of our children is our main concern and their best interest is our first priority,” he said in a statement issued by his rep, Paul Bloc.

After the breakup, Murphy starts seeing former Spice Girl Melanie Brown and businesswoman Tracey Edmonds.

2007
Brown and the comedian welcome a daughter together, Angel Iris, now 11. Murphy publicly questioned Angel’s paternity, but a DNA test proved he is in fact her dad.

2008
Murphy marries Edmonds — who has two kids with ex-husband Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds — in a nonlegally binding ceremony on a private French Polynesian island on New Year’s Day, only to split up two weeks later. Sources suggested at the time that Edmonds didn’t get along with Murphy’s mom Lillian Lynch, and that the TV personality didn’t want to take the Daddy Day Care star’s last name.

2010
Murphy is spotted out with actress Maya Gilbert.

2012
Amid rumors that he’s dating Toni Braxton, Murphy tells Access Hollywood they’re “just friends.” Murphy is then linked with Australian model Butcher, who is 19 years his junior.

2016
Butcher gives birth to their first child together, Izzy Oona, in May.

2018
After being seen out in Los Angeles numerous times over the summer with a baby bump, a rep for Murphy confirms on Aug. 27 that Butcher, 39, and Murphy are expecting their second baby, his 10th, in December.


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Doug Ewert Resigns as Tailored Brands CEO

There’s a major change in the cards for Tailored Brands.
On Tuesday, the Fremont, Calif.-based brand said Doug Ewert, its chief executive officer, will be retiring from his position and his post on the board on Sept. 30. At the same time, Bruce Thorn resigned from his position as president and chief operating officer, effective Aug. 31. Thorn is reportedly leaving to pursue another opportunity.
Dinesh Lathi, non-executive chairman of the board, has been appointed executive chairman, effective immediately. As a result of his elevation, the board appointed Theo Killion as lead independent director.
Tailored Brands said the “to ensure an orderly transition,” Ewert will serve as a strategic adviser to the company until the end of the calendar year. The board is initiating “a comprehensive search process” to identify a successor ceo.
The leadership change came at the same time the company issued a preliminary estimate for the second quarter, ended Aug. 4. Its earnings will be released on Sept. 12.
Tailored Brands Inc. now expects to report GAAP diluted earnings per share in the range of 95 cents to 97 cents, and adjusted diluted EPS in the range of $ 1.05 to $ 1.07 for the second quarter. This includes an $ 8.1 million loss on

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‘The Polo Life’ Airs Labor Day Weekend, Offers Inside View of the Sport

USPA Global Licensing Inc. (USPAGL), which is the official licensing arm and broadcaster of the United States Polo Association (USPA), has teamed with the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council (TDC) in sponsoring a new television and digital show titled, “The Polo Life.” The USPAGL described the show as a “30-minute experience that takes viewers inside the sport and lifestyle surrounding the world of polo.”
“The Polo Life” aims to reach more than 60 million households, and will air this coming Labor Day weekend on the TVG Network, which specializes in equestrian sports. The program broadcasts nationally, and will include airing on ThePalmBeaches.tv — making it available in Palm Beach County hotels and resorts — as well as on Roku.
Additionally, the USPAGL said it will place the show in “many of the 1,000 U.S. Polo Assn. retail stores that span 100 countries, as well as on multiple digital platforms, including the company’s Web site at uspolo.org, reaching millions of consumers and sports fans globally.”
The backdrop of the show is Palm Beach County, and the producers aim to take viewers “through a sneak peek into the world of polo” while also offering content “for both polo enthusiasts and novices alike.
“Viewers will meet professional polo player

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Eyewear Brand Felix Gray Gives Back to Teachers

BACK TO SCHOOL: Eyewear brand Felix Gray has a new, limited-edition collection called “Salute our Teachers” — essentially its fall 2018 color drop — that introduces three colors for its Manatee, Jemson and Roebling frames.
The selection is part of the brand’s spotlight of teachers as the school season starts this fall. And recognizing that many teachers pay for school supplies out of their own pockets, Felix Gray will donate 10 percent of all sales from the collection to teachers’ classrooms through DonorsChoose.org. The organization is a nonprofit that supports classrooms around the country.
Felix Gray was cofounded by David Roger, who serves as the company’s chief executive officer. The eyewear brand is known for specializing in blue-light blocking through its own proprietary lenses. The frames are made from Italian acetate. As of earlier this year, the glasses are available in nonprescription, prescription and reading lenses. It also offers a sunglasses option.
 

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Wisconsin Couple Who Met in 1947 Tie the Knot Seven Decades Later in Their Late 80s

It may have taken Janice and Jim Caitlin more than 70 years to tie the knot, but after saying “I do,” the couple says they feel young once again.

The two lovebirds from Wisconsin married on August 23, something they likely never saw happening when they first met on a school bus back in 1947. Janice and Jim lost contact over the years, they told WSAW, but when they recently found each other again, they also found love.

“I found out not too long ago that we have lived in the same house, and all these things were coincidental,” Janice, 86, told the news station. “And I knew him right away when I first saw him.”

After discovering they lived near each other, the two frequently made time for dates — so much so that they said they have seen each other nearly every day for an entire year.

“It’s just her and we just want to stay together,” Jim, 88, told WSAW.

After spending so much time together, the two felt it was only natural that they walk down the aisle.

The couple were surrounded by family and friends who all witnessed their big moment at Portage County Courthouse on Thursday.

“I feel 21!” Jim said moments before planting a kiss on his sweetheart.

After the ceremony at the courthouse, the couple was given a ride through the city on a pedicab, and later met with their wedding party after their romantic time together.

“Couldn’t be better,” Janice told WSAW.

Jim said while smiling: “We waited awhile!”

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When asked why she fell in love with Jim, it didn’t take long for Janice to think of an answer.

“He’s a very calm man and he’s very loving,” she said. “That’s why I love him, because he loves me.”


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Marques’ Almeida to Show in Paris

JEAN GENIES: London’s Marques’ Almeida is heading to Paris Fashion Week, according to a statement released Monday, though the details are still being finalized.
Launched in 2011 by London-based Portuguese duo Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida, and propelled by the success of its signature Nineties-inspired frayed denim pieces, the growing label scooped the LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize in 2015, offering a 300,000-euro cash boost, a year of coaching and global exposure.
As reported, new arrivals to the Paris schedule include Afterhomework, A.W.A.K.E., Ottolinger and designer Anton Belinskiy.
The week is set to kick off a day earlier than usual on Sept. 24, with Simon Porte Jacquemus — who last year started showing his collection on the eve of the official start of the week — being joined by heavy hitters Dior and Gucci, the latter defecting exceptionally from Milan for one season.
Among other expected highlights are Hedi Slimane’s first collection for women and men at Céline, scheduled for Sept. 28 at 8:30 p.m. — the late Friday time slot marking a pronounced change from his predecessor Phoebe Philo, who habitually showed in an early afternoon slot on Sunday.
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Rose in Good Faith Looks to Put New Spin on Ed Hardy

LOS ANGELES — Most everyone has something to say, whether good or bad, about the Ed Hardy brand. Los Angeles streetwear brand Rose In Good Faith wants to add to the conversation and give people something new to talk about.
The label was tapped to work on a collaboration with the brand, well-known for its tattoo-inspired graphics seen on many a celebrity in the early aughts.
Rose in Good Faith aims for an elevated aesthetic for its Ed Hardy collaboration, which is being produced in downtown Los Angeles.
“You’re going to see a lot of elevation in the applications and the graphics,” said creative director Akiva Alpert, who founded Rose in Good Faith with David Teitelbaum in 2016. “You’re going to see a lot of eccentricities in the way the graphics are constructed, but I think when it comes to the garments themselves, it’s applying body modifications to the garments. It’s the idea of the clothing, the fabric in a sense, becoming a tattoo. We asked how can we push the envelope even further on something that isn’t just taking nostalgia, but actually stands on its own as being even more progressive and edgier than what came before.”
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Sarah Palin Pays Tribute to ‘Friend’ John McCain: ‘I Will Remember the Good Times’

Sarah Palin is remembering Sen. John McCain after her former running mate died of brain cancer at the age of 81 on Saturday.

Sen. McCain and Palin, once the governor of Alaska, ran as a ticket in the 2008 presidential election.

Palin, 54, wrote on Twitter Saturday, “Today we lost an American original. Sen. John McCain was a maverick and a fighter, never afraid to stand for his beliefs. John never took the easy path in life — and through sacrifice and suffering he inspired others to serve something greater than self.”

She continued, “John McCain was my friend. I will remember the good times. My family and I send prayers for Cindy and the McCain family.”

She also wrote on Instagram, “Heartfelt condolences. God, please provide peace to Sen. McCain’s family at this time. To all who honor him and his service: we share sorrowful feelings tonight, but remain thankful for Sen. McCain and all our vets and active service members who serve something greater than self. God bless the McCains.”

Palin previously spoke out on Friday when McCain’s family announced his decision to discontinue treatment for his stage-four cancer.

“Prayers for Sen. McCain and his family at this most trying time,” she wrote on Instagram. “May comfort and peace envelop them. May my friend sense appreciation for his inspiration to serve something greater than self.”

In recent months, Sen. McCain expressed regret about selecting Palin as his vice presidential candidate in his book, The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and other Appreciations, and in an HBO documentary.

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He said that not choosing his friend and former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) as his running mate was “another mistake that I made” during the election, which President Barack Obama won, though he offered praise for Palin’s work on the campaign.

Palin told The Daily Mail in May, “That’s not what Sen. McCain has told me all these years.”

She added, “I attribute a lot of what we’re hearing and reading regarding McCain’s statements to his ghostwriter or ghostwriters.”

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Tributes for Sen. McCain, the former POW and longtime Republic politician, also came from McCain’s family members.

His wife Cindy McCain, 64, wrote, “My heart is broken. I am so lucky to have lived the adventure of loving this incredible man for 38 years. He passed the way he lived, on his own terms, surrounded by the people he loved, in the place he loved best.”

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His daughter Meghan McCain, 33, said, “In the thirty-three years we shared together, he raised me, taught me, corrected me, comforted me, encouraged me, and supported me in all things,” she wrote in part. “He taught me how to live. His love and his care, ever present, always unfailing, took me from a girl to a woman — and he showed me what it is to be a man.”

Funeral arrangements for Sen. McCain are underway.
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Sunday Shopping Expands in Paris

SUNDAY SHOPPING: More stores can stay open for weeklong trading in Paris, after three shopping districts — Champs-Elysées Montaigne, Palais des Congrès and Bercy-Saint Emilion — were granted tourist zone status, enabling them to operate on Sundays.
The information regarding Champs-Elysées Montaigne and Palais des Congrès was published in France’s Journal Officiel and Bercy-Saint Emilion reportedly had its status changed through a prefectural order.
The status of tourist zone, allowing stores to trade on Sundays and until midnight under certain conditions, was created as part of the Macron Law in 2015. About 10 such areas already exist in Paris.
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The Costume Institute’s ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’ Ranks Third Among Most-Visited Exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Costume Institute’s “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” has passed the one-million visitor mark.
In doing so, the show now is the Costume Institute’s most visited and the third most visited for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Catholic-themed fashion extravaganza knocked out “The Vatican Collections,“ which was held in 1983, in the third-place slot. It is now just behind “Mona Lisa,” a 1963 show and “Treasures of Tutankhamun” from 1978. King Tut still reigns supreme for the Fifth Avenue museum with more than 1.36 million visitors.
But Heavenly Bodies may gain ground since it will continue to be on view at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters through Oct. 8. Made possible through the support of Christine and Stephen A. Schwarzman, and Versace, the show is meant to be a museum journey examining how the Catholic Church has inspired legions of designers. Catholicism — past, present and future — was considered to be a delicate (and exhaustive) subject to tackle. That may be more true now than when it opened in early May, given last week’s report of decades of alleged child sex abuse by more than 300 priests in Pennsylvania.
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Mini-Me Moves! Victoria Beckham’s ‘Baby Girl’ Harper Channels Mom with Posh New Haircut

Victoria Beckham‘s 7-year-old daughter Harper is following in her mom’s fashionable footsteps.

On Saturday, the designer and singer, 44, shared a series of photos of Harper modeling a brand new bob for the camera.

“Hair cut for our baby girl x kisses from Harper,” Beckham wrote in the post’s caption. “#howchic.”

The haircut is very familiar to fans of the Spice Girls, of course, as Beckham rocked the look as a member of the hit girl group back in the ’90s.

It caused a stir when Beckham first sported the ‘do. She had spent years rocking long brunette locks during the band’s heyday — and chopped them in 1998, shortly before the filming of their “Stop” video.

Then, in the early 2000s, Beckham returned to a more angular version of the bob, which earned its own nickname: the pob.

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Thinking back on it, it makes sense that Harper would be copying her mom’s iconic hair. Less than two weeks ago, Beckham revealed that Harper was “obsessed” with watching Spice World while they were on their Indonesian vacation — and was coveting the singer’s “little Gucci dress.”

It’s only been a year since Beckham learned about the Spice Girls’ rich history. Harper, Beckham and husband David Beckham’s fourth child, was born in 2011 — 11 years after the Spice Girls disbanded in the wake of Geri Halliwell’s departure from the group.

So how did Harper learn about the Spice Girls? Through their set of ’90s dolls.

“When u find out mummy was a pop star!!” Beckham wrote on an Instagram Story last June, as Harper played with the dolls of Melanie “Scary Spice” BrownGeri “Ginger Spice” HalliwellEmma “Baby Spice” Bunton, and Melanie “Sporty Spice” Chisholm.

“Harper loves her Spice Girls dolls,” Beckham added in another shot of the dolls themselves, each decked out in their iconic outfits.

Someone’s happy 😃 & someone’s not so happy ✂ but I didn’t think it was possible for this little one to look anymore beautiful but ♥

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The question now remains: who cut Harper’s hair?

Last month, dad David took a pair of styling shears to their youngest child’s long locks himself.

Harper was all smiles in anticipation of her new ‘do — though David, 43, wasn’t ready to see her long hair go.

He wrote, “Someone’s happy 😃 & someone’s not so happy ✂ but I didn’t think it was possible for this little one to look anymore beautiful but ♥.”


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Colorado College Student to Bring Supreme Resale Marketplace to Los Angeles

BUSINESS-MINDED: Never underestimate the business savvy and passion of a Supreme fan. Take 20-year-old Zachary Dorf, who used to consistently camp outside Supreme’s New York store, while still in high school, just so he could get his hands on the latest drops.
That devotion grew a social media fan base that later evolved into a business bringing together vendors and consumers of Supreme and other coveted streetwear brands to buy and trade, called Solepreme Con.
Saturday, Dorf brings Solepreme to Los Angeles for the first time, on Cahuenga Boulevard, for five hours of buying, selling and trading of brands such as Supreme, Off-White, Gucci and Raf Simons.
Dorf, whose father owns the winery and music venue City Winery, estimates the West Coast show, totaling some 40 vendors, will draw attendees about on par with New York, which has been about 1,000 people. He’s charging $ 25 for general admission in addition to $ 119 for a single vendor table.
Back in his teens, the University of Colorado Boulder student, who is studying entrepreneurship, would typically be one of the first 10 customers inside the Supreme store on drop days. Aside from garnering Instagram followers through his dedication, Dorf would sometimes gain insider information on drops.
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Snapchat Show to Pre-Release Adidas’ Falcon W on Saturday

Snap Inc. and Darkstore are partnering with Adidas to pre-release a new model of the Originals sneaker in “Fashion 5 Ways,” a new Snapchat show debuting this Saturday. The move is the first product launch for the ephemeral social network’s programmatic content.
Inspired by Nineties running shoes, the kicks — Adidas’ Originals Falcon W sneaker — will be featured in the first episode of Thumb Candy Media’s “Fashion 5 Ways,” a series from the creators of one of Snapchat’s most popular shows, “Nail the Look.” The show features women exploring creative ways to wear fashion staples, like sneakers, and the first episode will be available in the app’s Discover page.
In addition, “Fashion 5 Ways’” audience will also be able to buy the shoe right from the show by just swiping up. This is the first time a Snap show has ever offered product purchases, though it’s not the first deal between Snap and a shoe company. The social network had a previous “shoe drop” with Nike in February, but that required a physical presence and Snapcode scanning.
This is the latest move in Snap’s bid to become an e-commerce hub, pushing social commerce via shopping from ads.
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It’s Anthro Day! Here’s 8 Amazing Deals to Score From Anthropologie’s Wellness Shop

It may be the second Anthro Day of the year, but we’re not complaining because we’re always on the hunt for good deals—especially if at Anthropologie, a Blake Lively-loved brand. And what better way to take advantage of the day by snagging something from its recently-launched wellness shop?

In July, Anthropologie opened a small wellness shop in 12 stores across the country, and it has since expanded online. The Wellness Shop features a wide range of health and wellness products, including healing crystals, rose quartz crystal facial rollers, essential oil blends, and now, Yellow Willow Yoga mats ($ 98).

Yellow Willow Yoga’s stylish, eco-friendly yoga mats are the latest addition to Anthropologie’s wellness shop, which is quickly becoming our go-to place to buy wellness products. We’re currently swooning over its machine-washable yoga mats that are made from recycled materials.

If you’re an Anthropologie member, you can score any of the below items—plus, anything else from the site—for 20 percent off at checkout. (If you’re not a member, sign up here! You’ll get tons of Antho perks, too.) Keep scrolling to see what we’re buying for ourselves. And if you’re just as excited about this sale as we are, you’ll want to act fast because it ends on August 26.

Buy It! Yellow Willow Yoga Mat, $ 78.40 (orig. $ 98); anthropologie.com

Buy It! Species by the Thousands Psychic Dream Spray, $ 25.60 (orig. $ 32); anthropologie.com

Buy It! Skin Gym Rose Quartz Facial Roller, $ 22.40 (orig. $ 28); anthropologie.com

Buy It! Caudalie Instant Detox Mask, $ 31.20 (orig. $ 39); anthropologie.com

Buy It! Clear Boy Crystal, $ 95.20 (orig. $ 119); anthropologie.com

Buy It! MantraBand Bracelet, $ 28 (orig. $ 35); anthropologie.com

Buy It! Little Barn Apothecary Witch Hazel + Sage Hydrator, $ 41.60 (orig. $ 52) anthropologie.com

Buy It! VitaJuwel ViA Love Gem-Water Bottle, $ 78.40 (orig. $ 98); anthropologie.com


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Syd Jerome Founder Sidney Shapiro Dead at 86

Sidney Shapiro, founder of the Syd Jerome Menswear store in Chicago died Monday, Aug. 20, of complications from pneumonia. He was 86.
Shapiro founded the men’s store 60 years ago in the Chicago Loop, the heart of the city’s financial district. It is well-known for its high-end assortment of designer apparel and accessories. The store is now owned and operated by his son, Scott Shapiro.
In the inaugural issue of the Syd Jerome magazine in 2010, Sidney and Scott Shapiro wrote that the store had always operated on “three simple principles: service, selection and quality. We know how hard our customers work, so we strive to provide the best values from the world’s greatest sources of men’s clothing and furnishings, and to deliver them in a club-like atmosphere.”
The store was singled out as one of the Best Stores in America by Esquire magazine in 2011 and the business has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal. In honor of its 50th anniversary, the city of Chicago renamed a portion of North LaSalle Street as “Syd Jerome Way,” one of Shapiro’s proudest achievements.
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Tumi Sets Date for Annual Retail Campaign

Charity, Anyone?: Tumi’s annual retail promotion that supports All Hands & Hearts is slated to run this year from Sept. 13 to Sept. 23. Shoppers enjoy 20 percent off full-price retail items at Tumi stores and at Tumi.com, with 5 percent of total sales earmarked for donation to the charity.
All Hands & Hearts is a nonprofit organization founded by model Petra Nemcova to help rebuild safe and resilient schools in areas hit by natural disasters.
Last year’s event saw Tumi donate $ 400,000 from the customer-sales campaign to the organization, which used the funds to rebuild The Rhodes School of Performing Arts in Houston. The Rhodes School, damaged last year by Hurricane Harvey, is a tuition-free campus that caters primarily to low-income, minority communities.
In addition to the donation, the travel brand helped All Hands & Hearts gather volunteers to work on reconstruction efforts. Tumi also partners with St. Jude Children’s Hospital and Waves for Water.
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Pomellato Opens New Beverly Hills Boutique

Milanese jewelry house Pomellato has returned to Beverly Hills after a two-year absence with a new boutique at 214 North Rodeo Drive in the Two Rodeo Drive complex.
The flagship’s design blends California style with Pomellato’s Italian craftsmanship, unconventional luxury and contemporary style within its 1,700-square-foot space. The Los Angeles boutique reflects Pomellato’s new store concept, created by Dimore Studio. With its signature lacquered Montenapoleone red on the facade and the iconic band ring featured as a door handle, the store recalls midcentury classic architecture.
The house’s signature is “new precious” gemstones — unconventional colored gems that extend beyond the traditional classics. Established in 1967 in congruence with California’s Summer of Love as well as the women’s movement, Pomellato introduced the prêt-à- porter jewel concept for the independent woman. Pomellato’s iconic collections such as Montenapoleone, Iconic, Sabbia, M’Ama Non M’Ama and Nudo are all displayed in the store.
The interior is divided into three areas whose walls are embellished with a texture of gold chains and oval lines, repeated in the surrounding furnishings. Midway through the boutique, the signature graphic carpet lays on the floor as a warm and colorful reminder of the brand’s heritage.
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Rosie O’Donnell Drops Off 18-Year-Old Son Blake at College: ‘On We Go’

Rosie O’Donnell is saying bye to her son Blake Christopher as he goes off to college.

The comedian, 56, tweeted a selfie with Blake, 18, in what appears to be his new dorm room at Marist College in New York.

“Dropped off my boy,” The Fosters actress wrote. “Hard to believe.”

Blake is the third of O’Donnell’s adopted children with ex-wife Kelli Carpenter. The former couple’s other children include Parker Jaren, 23, daughter Chelsea Belle, 20, and Vivienne, 15, who was born via IVF. The actress also has an adopted girl, Dakota “Dax” with late ex-wife Michelle Rounds.

“Dax starts kindergarten in sept/ chelsea is 21 tomorrow/ parkers a marine/ vivi a sophomore/ blakes at college,” she replied to a fan’s tweet. “I am 56/ on we go.”

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O’Donnell has been an advocate for adoption for same-sex couples in the United States since the 1990s, when she adopted Parker. Last June, O’Donnell told PEOPLE through her representative that she had reconnected with her estranged daughter Chelsea, who was pregnant. Rosie and Chelsea have not had the best relationship — in 2015, Chelsea ran away at 17 in 2015, saying that the former View host had kicked her out of the home, while O’Donnell said her daughter was mentally ill. 

Chelsea told the Daily Mail that Rosie would not be a part of her child’s life.

“Rosie will not be in my child’s life,” she told the paper, adding, “and no, I do not feel sad about that to be honest.”

O’Donnell last played Rita Hendricks on the Freeform show The Fosters, which ended in June.


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